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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - OSCON 2013

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July 26, 2013
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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - OSCON 2013

Slides of the Open Sourcing Mental Illness talk I gave at OSCON 2013 #oscon

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July 26, 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

  8. Buspar

  9. Strattera

  10. Klonopin

  11. What it’s like

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

  13. Anxiety

  14. Problems focusing

  15. Spiraling chains of thought

  16. Obsessing on negative events

  17. Unwanted thoughts

  18. Feeling alone/unlike anyone else

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

  20. Suicidal thoughts and self-mutilation

  21. This shit will kill you one way or another

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

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

  24. None
  25. As a developer

  26. Positives

  27. Working with teams

  28. Conferences & Community

  29. Techniques

  30. Most of us self-medicate

  31. Therapy

  32. Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  33. Medicine

  34. Exercise

  35. Meditation

  36. Light

  37. Avoidance of triggers

  38. Crying

  39. Finding comfort

  40. Helping friends & coworkers

  41. Help them feel safe

  42. Acknowledge their frustration

  43. Change is terrifying

  44. Resources

  45. ๏ http://helpguide.org/ ๏ http://www.devpressed.com/ ๏ http://nami.org ๏ http://bit.ly/namilocal ๏ Hope

    For The Day (http://htfd.org) ๏ http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/ ๏ http://www.nimh.nih.gov
  46. ๏ http://www.patientslikeme.com/ ๏ https://www.moodscope.com/ ๏ https://www.superbetter.com/ ๏ http://BlueHackers.org ๏ Mental

    Illness Happy Hour (http://mentalpod.com/) ๏ http://mentalpod.com/forum/
  47. Want to help? Talk and share funkatron.com/osmi

  48. End the stigma

  49. Thank you for listening