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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - Madison Ruby 2013

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August 24, 2013
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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - Madison Ruby 2013

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August 24, 2013
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  1. Open Sourcing Mental Illness Ed Finkler @funkatron • funkatron.com

  2. Who I am

  3. My Diagnoses

  4. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  5. Adult ADD

  6. Meds I take

  7. Lexapro Buspar Strattera Klonopin

  8. What it’s like

  9. Intensity of emotion http://j.mp/killbillsiren

  10. Anxiety

  11. Problems focusing

  12. Spiraling chains of thought

  13. Obsessing on negative events

  14. Unwanted thoughts

  15. Feeling alone/unlike anyone else

  16. I'm broken and I will never be right

  17. Suicidal thoughts and self-mutilation

  18. This will kill you one way or another

  19. Anxiety and depression raise mortality rate http://www.newrepublic.com/article/ 113176/science-loneliness-how- isolation-can-kill-you

  20. “Depression is the worst disease you can get” http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=NOAgplgTxfc

  21. None
  22. As a developer

  23. Positives

  24. Working with teams

  25. Conferences & Community

  26. Helping friends & coworkers

  27. Empathy Empathy Empathy

  28. Help them feel safe

  29. Acknowledge their frustration

  30. Change is terrifying

  31. Encourage & enable them to seek help

  32. Want to help? Talk and share funkatron.com/osmi prompt.engineyard.com

  33. Thank you for listening