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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - Seattle PHP

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April 11, 2014
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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - Seattle PHP

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April 11, 2014
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  1. Open Sourcing Mental Illness Ed Finkler @funkatron • funkatron.com fictivekin.com

  2. Who I am

  3. An informal survey

  4. My Diagnoses

  5. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  6. Adult ADD

  7. Meds I take

  8. Lexapro Buspar Strattera Klonopin

  9. What it’s like

  10. Anxiety

  11. Intensity of emotion

  12. Problems focusing

  13. Spiraling chains of thought

  14. Obsessing on negative events

  15. Feeling alone/unlike anyone else

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

  17. Suicidal thoughts and self-mutilation

  18. This will kill you one way or another

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

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

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

  23. As a developer

  24. Positives

  25. Working with teams

  26. Conferences & Community

  27. Techniques

  28. Most of us self-medicate

  29. Therapy

  30. Medicine

  31. Avoidance of triggers

  32. Crying

  33. Finding comfort

  34. Helping friends & coworkers

  35. Empathy Empathy Empathy

  36. Help them feel safe

  37. Acknowledge their frustration

  38. Change is terrifying

  39. Encourage & enable them to seek help

  40. Mental Health First Aid www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

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

  42. Thank you for listening funkatron.com/osmi