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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - OSCON 2014

Open Sourcing Mental Illness - OSCON 2014

Video of presentation: http://j.mp/osmioscon14video

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July 22, 2014
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  1. Open Sourcing Mental Illness Ed Finkler @funkatron • funkatron.com fictivekin.com

    OSCON 2014
  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. Sick workers don’t work

  32. 41%

  33. 8 years

  34. Peers help

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

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

  37. Office Hours: Burgerville @ 3:20pm

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