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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - Nodevember 2014

November 16, 2014

Open Sourcing Mental Illness - Nodevember 2014

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November 16, 2014


  1. Open Sourcing Mental Illness Ed Finkler @funkatron • funkatron.com Nodevember

    2014 • #nodevember
  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 ADHD

  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. As a developer

  26. Positives

  27. Interviewing

  28. Managers & Bosses

  29. Making your workplace safe

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

    as of 9/13/2014 http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  31. http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog Do you feel that your employer takes mental health

    as seriously as physical health?
  32. Do you think that discussing a health issue with your

    employer would have negative consequences? Mental Physical http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  33. Would you bring up a health issue with a potential

    employer in an interview? Mental Physical http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  34. Do you know the options for mental health care your

    employer provides? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  35. Does your employer provide resources to learn more about mental

    health issues and how to seek help? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  36. Is your anonymity protected if you choose to take advantage

    of mental health or substance abuse treatment resources? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  37. Don't know Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult

    How easy is it for you to take medical leave for a mental health condition? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  38. Sick workers don’t work

  39. 41%

  40. 8 years

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

  42. We cannot stay silent http://www.actupny.org/reports/silencedeath.html

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

  44. Thank you for listening funkatron.com/osmi • osmihelp.org