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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

funkatron

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

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  2. graphstory.com

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  3. AN INFORMAL SURVEY

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  4. MY DIAGNOSES

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  5. GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

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  6. I SEE A THERAPIST

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  7. IT IMPACTS MY WORK EVERY DAY

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  8. SOMETIMES IT GIVES ME POWERS

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  9. SOMETIMES IT RUINS ME

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  10. HOW IT AFFECTS US

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  11. DISEASE BURDEN

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  12. 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

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  13. MENTAL HEALTH IN TECH
    SURVEY RESULTS
    US Non-self employed only; as of 9/13/2014
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

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  14. Do you think that discussing a health issue with your employer would have
    negative consequences?
    Mental
    Physical
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

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  15. Would you bring up a health issue with a
    potential employer in an interview?
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
    Mental
    Physical

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  16. 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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  17. SICK WORKERS DON’T WORK

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  18. CHANGE IS HARD

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  19. 1. TAKE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
    mentalhealthfirstaid.org
    [email protected]
    202.684.3736

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  20. 2. TELL PEOPLE

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  21. 3. MAKE A COMMITMENT TO CHANGE

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  22. WHAT’S THE UPSIDE?

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

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

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

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  26. I NEED YOUR HELP
    2016 Mental Health In Tech Survey: j.mp/osmisurvey2016
    Videos, Slides, Resources: OSMIHelp.org

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  27. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING
    OSMIhelp.org • j.mp/osmisurvey2016

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