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Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

My slides from my presentation at The Combine 2016 #Combine2016

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April 08, 2016
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  1. STRONGER THAN FEAR
 MENTAL HEALTH IN THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY Ed

    Finkler • @OSMIHelp • OSMIhelp.org The Combine 2016 • #osmi
  2.  WHO I AM

  3.    graphstory.com

  4.  AN INFORMAL SURVEY

  5.  MY DIAGNOSES

  6.  GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

  7.  ADULT ADHD

  8.  I TAKE MEDS

  9.  I SEE A THERAPIST

  10.  IT IMPACTS MY WORK EVERY DAY

  11.  SOMETIMES IT GIVES ME POWERS

  12.  SOMETIMES IT RUINS ME

  13.  HOW IT AFFECTS US

  14.  1 IN 5

  15.  DISEASE BURDEN

  16.  ECONOMIC COST http://www.fccmh.org/resources/docs/EconomicBurdenofMentalIllness.pdf ๏ Mental health conditions are the

    second leading cause of workplace absenteeism ๏ Workers w/ depression lose 5.6 hrs/week
 Workers w/o depression lose 1.5 hrs/week ๏ Depression: $43.7 billion in absenteeism from work (200m days lost), lost productivity & direct treatment
  17.  MENTAL HEALTH IN TECH SURVEY RESULTS US Non-self employed

    only; as of 9/13/2014 http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  18.  Do you think that discussing a health issue with

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

    potential employer in an interview? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog Mental Physical
  20.  Does your employer provide resources to learn more about

    mental health issues and how to seek help? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  21.  SICK WORKERS DON’T WORK

  22.  CHANGE IS HARD

  23.  1. TAKE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID mentalhealthfirstaid.org info@mentalhealthfirstaid.org 202.684.3736

  24.  2. TELL PEOPLE

  25.  3. MAKE A COMMITMENT TO CHANGE

  26.  WHAT’S THE UPSIDE?

  27.  MENTAL WELLNESS = BETTER EMPLOYEES http://www.taadas.org/publications/prodimages/A%20Mental%20Health%20Friendly%20Workplace.pdf

  28.  DEMONSTRATE YOUR VALUES http://www.taadas.org/publications/prodimages/A%20Mental%20Health%20Friendly%20Workplace.pdf

  29.  PEOPLE WANT TO WORK WITH YOU http://www.taadas.org/publications/prodimages/A%20Mental%20Health%20Friendly%20Workplace.pdf

  30.  I NEED YOUR HELP 2016 Mental Health In Tech

    Survey: j.mp/osmisurvey2016 Videos, Slides, Resources: OSMIHelp.org
  31.  THANK YOU FOR LISTENING OSMIhelp.org • j.mp/osmisurvey2016