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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - MadisonPHP 2014

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September 13, 2014
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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - MadisonPHP 2014

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September 13, 2014
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  1. Open Sourcing Mental Illness Ed Finkler @funkatron • funkatron.com Madison

    PHP Conference 2014 • #madisonphp
  2. Who I am

  3. An informal survey

  4. How it affects us

  5. 1 in 5

  6. Level of disability

  7. Disease burden

  8. My diagnoses

  9. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  10. Adult ADD

  11. Meds I take

  12. Lexapro Buspar Strattera Klonopin

  13. I see a therapist

  14. What it’s like

  15. We don’t “present” as sick

  16. Anxiety

  17. Intensity of emotion

  18. Problems focusing

  19. Spiraling chains of thought

  20. Obsessing on negative events

  21. Feeling alone/unlike anyone else

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

  23. Suicidal thoughts and self-mutilation

  24. None
  25. We cannot stay silent http://www.actupny.org/reports/silencedeath.html

  26. As a developer

  27. Positives

  28. Interviewing

  29. Managers & Bosses

  30. Making your workplace safe

  31. Mental Health in Tech Survey Results US Non-self employed only;

    as of 9/13/2014 http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  32. http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog Yes 49% No 25% Don’t Know 25% Do you

    feel that your employer takes mental health as seriously as physical health?
  33. Yes 23% No 36% Maybe 41% Do you think that

    discussing a health issue with your employer would have negative consequences? Mental Yes 4% No 77% Maybe 19% Physical http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  34. No 85% Yes 2% Maybe 14% Would you bring up

    a health issue with a potential employer in an interview? Mental Yes 12% No 44% Maybe 44% Physical http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  35. Yes 55% No 12% Don’t Know 33% Does your employer

    provide mental health benefits? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  36. Yes 40% No 32% Not Sure 27% Do you know

    the options for mental health care your employer provides? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  37. Yes 23% No 60% Don’t Know 17% Has your employer

    ever discussed mental health as part of an employee wellness program? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  38. Yes 26% No 38% Don’t Know 37% Does your employer

    provide resources to learn more about mental health issues and how to seek help? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  39. Yes 30% No 2% Don’t Know 68% Is your anonymity

    protected if you choose to take advantage of mental health or substance abuse treatment resources? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  40. 54% 13% 18% 8% 6% How easy is it for

    you to take medical leave for a mental health condition? Don't know Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  41. Sick workers don’t work

  42. 41%

  43. 8 years

  44. Peers help

  45. Mental Health First Aid mentalhealthfirstaid.org info@mentalhealthfirstaid.org 202.684.3736

  46. I need your help. Talk. Share. Learn. prompt.engineyard.com osmihelp.org mentalhealthfirstaid.org

  47. Thank you for listening funkatron.com/osmi • osmihelp.org • joind.in/11754