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Ummm, uncomfortable about this

Posted by barbaracat on September 29, 2005, at 23:54:29

In reply to reporter seeks interviews, posted by AmyHarmon on August 1, 2005, at 13:22:19

I don't know why I'm getting a weird feeling about this because I was thinking of doing something similar for a book I'm planning to write. Maybe because it's the newspaper article format and the self-diagnosis do-your-own-meds theme. It feels like an invasion of privacy to alert the world to our board and our lives.

And what really is the point? What case is being laid down? What's the agenda? Letting the mass market know we're here might direct some folks needing help to our board, but I can predict that there's going to be a flood of lurkers and curiosity seekers and it will be a different board. Maybe better, maybe not.

I think the difference I feel in asking you all for info for my book is that I'd protect the privacy of my info source like a pit-bull, but I feel like there are alot of breach privacy issues here, like 'if you don't want me to use your name, I won't'. Would any of you really give a reporter your name/phone number/private email on issues this sensitive?

People who seek out and buy a book on mood disorders are likely going to be sympathetic to the issues. Just broadcasting us this way to everyone and sundry doesn't sit right with me - concerns about the difficulties we go through being viewed with respect and empathy. But you can't stop the presses, so I hope whatever gets published leaves us feeling proud instead of pissed. - BarbaraCat




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