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Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

Given at Lessons from Real Life online conference for O'Reilly

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June 14, 2016
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  1. STRONGER THAN FEAR
 MENTAL HEALTH IN THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY Ed

    Finkler • @OSMIHelp • OSMIhelp.org Lessons from Real Life • #osmi
  2.  @osmihelp WHO I AM

  3.  @osmihelp AN INFORMAL SURVEY

  4.  @osmihelp MY DIAGNOSES

  5.  @osmihelp GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

  6.  @osmihelp ADHD

  7.  @osmihelp I TAKE MEDS

  8.  @osmihelp I SEE A THERAPIST

  9.  @osmihelp IT IMPACTS MY WORK EVERY DAY

  10.  @osmihelp SOMETIMES IT GIVES ME POWERS

  11.  @osmihelp SOMETIMES IT RUINS ME

  12.  @osmihelp HOW IT AFFECTS US

  13.  @osmihelp 1 IN 5

  14.  @osmihelp DISEASE BURDEN

  15.  @osmihelp 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
  16.  @osmihelp MENTAL HEALTH IN TECH SURVEY RESULTS US Non-self

    employed only; as of 9/13/2014 http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  17.  @osmihelp Do you think that discussing a health issue

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

    a potential employer in an interview? Mental Physical http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  19.  @osmihelp Does your employer provide resources to learn more

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

  21.  @osmihelp CHANGE IS HARD

  22.  @osmihelp 1. GET THE OSMI HANDBOOKS OSMIhelp.org/resources

  23.  @osmihelp 2. TELL PEOPLE

  24.  @osmihelp 3. MAKE A COMMITMENT TO CHANGE

  25.  @osmihelp WHAT’S THE UPSIDE?

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

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

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

  29.  @osmihelp OPEN SOURCING MENTAL ILLNESS 2015 GOAL $5000 Time

    to goal 2 hours Total raised $13,600 j.mp/osmi2015
  30.  @osmihelp Joe Kline Shawn Aukstakalnis Joel Perras Philippe Beaudoin

    CJ LIVINGSTON Pradeep Krishnan R J de la Fuente Eric Hogue joepelow Kevin Makice Justin Carmony Jordan Burke Ed Cates Jon Jaques Christian Stagevik pascal Mr Jeremy Burns Michael Beckwith JUAN R BASSO Chris Shiflett Olivier Lechevalier Broc Seib Brian Pitts Wesley Beam Roland Awemo Matthew R Sparks Sean Foran James Walker andreasbirkebaek Dave Forgac William Sonnenreich Elizabeth Naramore MR AM CLYDE Matt Trask Adam Jenkins Larry Masters Lisa Brewster John P Betley Jerry Evans Benjamin J Cotton Jake Champlin tracy apps DAVI M MOREIRA A forsstrom Colin O'Dell Miss Laura Sanders stiliyanlazarov Guillermo Mansilla brian Matthew Mitchum Jack Jones Daniel Joye Bram Van der Sype max Cameron Koczon Sean R Reid Joel A Rasmus MR G J HOCKIN Kristopher Plunkett M.R.Hartley Jason Charnes Deborah Resnick Nicholas C Duvieilh FJ de Jonge Gregory Tarnoff Daryl J Chymko Aaron Jorbin MICHAEL BUDZIK Mark Forscher Ted M Young oaklandjt Sharon J Cichelli Ben Ramsey Justin Martin Karen J Demerly nehemiahwyant Patrick Allan nicolas rosental Maggie Longshore Thomas North Gamble Sally Lehman Cory Fowler Jad Bitar Mark Shannon Story Mika Epstein yeti M D C PEPPER derekkjordan Richard Stewart Dallas Cook Matthew S Perkins Tim Corrin Brion Vibber Amanda Folson Mike Hall Timothy H Lieberman Jean Soderkvist Chris Tickner DERICK E BAILEY Eddie VanBogaert Bridget Will Matthew Brown Brian Fenton Cristovao Verstraeten Scott Gowell Matt Brunt Alexandra H. Johnson Jacques Woodcock lee daniel d beil lwriemen Stephen Sauceda Samantha Quiñones hello David Skinner Andrew L Cassell Scott Arciszewski Nick Sutterer Larry E Masters CA HOULT Jose Diaz-Gonzalez Chris G Smith Kay Rhodes Vanessa Hurst Kevin B Tuttle Kara Ferguson Evangelo S Prodromou Anthony Grassiot Stefan Koopmanschap Evan Coury Cresta L Cates Tim Heckman Henning Glatter-Gotz Tyler Mincey Zachary Copley Allan MacGregor Nima Nekoui Rodriguez Urdaneta Alice Carback Taylor Otwell Daniel Cousineau Derrick Snyder Brian Moon Diana Espino Brian Wisti MR R A STRINGER William Golden Spencer Hoyt Chris Greene Gemma Lynn Christopher W Brescia Jake Smith Ryan S Adams JUSTIN T YOST THE WALL OF AWESOME
  31.  @osmihelp

  32.  @osmihelp 2016 FUNDRAISER osmihelp.org/donate

  33.  @osmihelp WE NEED YOUR HELP 2016 Mental Health In

    Tech Survey: j.mp/osmisurvey2016 Videos, Slides, Resources: OSMIHelp.org 2016 Fundraiser osmihelp.org/donate
  34.  @osmihelp THANK YOU FOR LISTENING OSMIhelp.org • j.mp/osmisurvey2016