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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - PyTennesee 2014

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February 22, 2014
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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - PyTennesee 2014

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

  10. Intensity of emotion

  11. Problems focusing

  12. Spiraling chains of thought

  13. Obsessing on negative events

  14. Feeling alone/unlike anyone else

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

  16. Suicidal thoughts and self-mutilation

  17. This will kill you one way or another

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

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

  20. None
  21. We cannot stay silent http://www.actupny.org/reports/silencedeath.html

  22. As a developer

  23. Positives

  24. Working with teams

  25. Conferences & Community

  26. Techniques

  27. Most of us self-medicate

  28. Therapy

  29. Medicine

  30. Avoidance of triggers

  31. Crying

  32. Finding comfort

  33. Helping friends & coworkers

  34. Empathy Empathy Empathy

  35. Help them feel safe

  36. Acknowledge their frustration

  37. Change is terrifying

  38. Encourage & enable them to seek help

  39. Mental Health First Aid www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

  40. I need your help. Talk. Share. Learn. funkatron.com/osmi prompt.engineyard.com

  41. Thank you for listening funkatron.com/osmi