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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - TrueNorthPHP 2014

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November 08, 2014
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Open Sourcing Mental Illness - TrueNorthPHP 2014

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  1. Open Sourcing
    Mental Illness
    Ed Finkler
    @funkatron • funkatron.com
    TrueNorthPHP 2014 • #tnphp

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  2. An informal survey

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  3. How it affects us

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  4. Level of disability

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  5. Disease burden

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  6. My diagnoses

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  7. Generalized Anxiety
    Disorder

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  8. Adult ADD ADHD

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  9. Lexapro
    Buspar
    Strattera
    Klonopin

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  10. I see a therapist

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  11. What it’s like

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  12. We don’t “present”
    as sick

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  13. Intensity of emotion

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  14. Problems focusing

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  15. Spiraling chains
    of thought

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  16. Obsessing on
    negative events

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  17. Feeling alone/unlike
    anyone else

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

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  19. Suicidal thoughts and
    self-mutilation

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  20. We cannot stay silent
    http://www.actupny.org/reports/silencedeath.html

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  21. As a developer

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  22. Interviewing

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  23. Managers & Bosses

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  24. Making your workplace safe

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  25. Mental Health in Tech
    Survey Results
    US Non-self employed only; as of 9/13/2014
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

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  26. http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
    Do you feel that your employer takes mental
    health as seriously as physical health?

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  27. Do you think that discussing a health issue with
    your employer would have negative
    consequences?
    Mental Physical
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  28. Would you bring up a health issue with a
    potential employer in an interview?
    Mental Physical
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  29. Does your employer provide
    mental health benefits?
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

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  30. Do you know the options for mental health care
    your employer provides?
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  31. Has your employer ever discussed mental health
    as part of an employee wellness program?
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

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  32. Does your employer provide resources to learn
    more about mental health issues and how to
    seek help?
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

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  33. Is your anonymity protected if you choose to
    take advantage of mental health or substance
    abuse treatment resources?
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

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  34. 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

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  35. Sick workers don’t work

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

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

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

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