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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - TrueNorthPHP 2014

November 08, 2014

Open Sourcing Mental Illness - TrueNorthPHP 2014

See videos of this talk at http://funkatron.com/osmi


November 08, 2014


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

    2014 • #tnphp
  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 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. 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. Mental Health in Tech Survey Results US Non-self employed only;

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

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

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

    employer in an interview? Mental Physical http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  35. Does your employer provide mental health benefits? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

  36. Do you know the options for mental health care your

    employer provides? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  37. Has your employer ever discussed mental health as part of

    an employee wellness program? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  38. Does your employer provide resources to learn more about mental

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

    of mental health or substance abuse treatment resources? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  40. 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
  41. Sick workers don’t work

  42. 41%

  43. 8 years

  44. Peers help

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

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

  47. Thank you for listening funkatron.com/osmi • osmihelp.org • joind.in/12721