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Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

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February 08, 2017

Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

#LoopConf 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah

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February 08, 2017
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  1. STRONGER THAN FEAR
 MENTAL HEALTH IN THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY Ed

    Finkler • @OSMIHelp • OSMIhelp.org LoopConf • Feb 2017 • #osmi #LoopConf
  2.  @osmihelp NEW CONFERENCE WHO DIS?

  3.  @osmihelp “WEBMASTER”

  4.  @osmihelp A WP COMMUNITY MEMBER. KINDA.

  5.  @osmihelp OPEN SOURCING MENTAL ILLNESS Since 2012

  6.  @osmihelp UNCOMFORTABLE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SECTION

  7.  @osmihelp BACK TO ME

  8.  @osmihelp GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

  9.  @osmihelp ADHD

  10.  @osmihelp I TAKE MEDS

  11.  @osmihelp I SEE A THERAPIST

  12.  @osmihelp IT IMPACTS MY WORK EVERY DAY

  13.  @osmihelp SOMETIMES IT GIVES ME SUPERPOWERS

  14.  @osmihelp SOMETIMES IT RUINS ME

  15.  @osmihelp ALONE

  16.  @osmihelp THE WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY

  17.  @osmihelp W.H.O. STUDY GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE

  18.  @osmihelp BURDEN OF MENTAL DISORDERS IS THE LARGEST OF

    ALL DISORDER CATEGORIES IN NORTH AMERICA GREATER THAN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE GREATER THAN CANCER (W.H.O. 2008)
  19.  @osmihelp “IN ALL REGIONS, NEUROPSYCHIATRIC CONDITIONS ARE THE MOST

    IMPORTANT CAUSES OF DISABILITY, ACCOUNTING FOR AROUND ONE THIRD OF YEARS LOST TO DISABILITY AMONG ADULTS AGED 15 YEARS AND OVER” (W.H.O. 2008)
  20.  @osmihelp 1/3 OF YEARS LOST TO DISABILITY

  21.  @osmihelp THE TECH COMMUNITY

  22.  @osmihelp BASICALLY NO RESEARCH

  23.  @osmihelp SO WE DO IT

  24.  @osmihelp MENTAL HEALTH IN TECH 2016 SURVEY RESULTS US

    Non-self employed only; as of 11/16/2016 osmihelp.org/research
  25.  @osmihelp Do you think that discussing a health issue

    with your employer would have negative consequences? Mental Physical osmihelp.org/research
  26.  @osmihelp Would you bring up a health issue with

    a potential employer in an interview? Mental Physical https://osmihelp.org/research
  27.  @osmihelp Does your employer provide resources to learn more

    about mental health issues and how to seek help? osmihelp.org/research
  28.  @osmihelp Do you feel that being identified as a

    person with a mental health issue would hurt your career? osmihelp.org/research
  29.  @osmihelp Have you been diagnosed with a mental health

    condition? osmihelp.org/research
  30.  @osmihelp SICK WORKERS DON’T WORK

  31.  @osmihelp WHAT’S THE UPSIDE?

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

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

  34.  @osmihelp CHANGE IS HARD

  35.  @osmihelp 1. GET THE OSMI HANDBOOKS

  36.  @osmihelp 2. SPEAK OPENLY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

  37.  @osmihelp 3. TELL PEOPLE THEY MATTER

  38.  @osmihelp …

  39.  @osmihelp COMMUNITIES ARE ABOUT PEOPLE NOT CODE

  40.  @osmihelp OUR COMMUNITY

  41.  @osmihelp OUR COLLEAGUES

  42.  @osmihelp OUR FRIENDS

  43.  @osmihelp OUR PEOPLE

  44.  @osmihelp SUFFER IN SILENCE

  45.  @osmihelp DISAPPEAR

  46.  @osmihelp ONLY FEAR ALLOWS THIS

  47.  @osmihelp CHOOSE

  48.  @osmihelp WE CAN CHOOSE TO GIVE IN TO FEAR

  49.  @osmihelp MEET INACTION WITH ACTION

  50.  @osmihelp MEET CONFUSION WITH UNDERSTANDING

  51.  @osmihelp MEET INDIFFERENCE WITH COMPASSION

  52.  @osmihelp Choose Now. OSMIHelp.org STRONGER THAN FEAR