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Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

From #ElixirDaze, March 2017

See https://osmihelp.org for more info.

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March 02, 2017
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  1. STRONGER THAN FEAR
 MENTAL HEALTH IN THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY Ed

    Finkler • @OSMIHelp • OSMIhelp.org ElixirDaze • March 2017 • #osmi #ElixirDaze
  2.  @osmihelp https://mhprompt.org

  3.  @osmihelp NEW CONFERENCE WHO DIS?

  4.  @osmihelp WHAT’S AN ELIXIR?

  5.  @osmihelp “WEBMASTER”

  6.  @osmihelp OPEN SOURCING MENTAL ILLNESS Since 2012

  7.  @osmihelp WHO'S READY TO WEEP UNCONTROLLABLY?

  8.  @osmihelp UNCOMFORTABLE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SECTION

  9.  @osmihelp BACK TO ME

  10.  @osmihelp GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

  11.  @osmihelp ADHD

  12.  @osmihelp I TAKE MEDS

  13.  @osmihelp I SEE A THERAPIST

  14.  @osmihelp IT IMPACTS MY WORK EVERY DAY

  15.  @osmihelp SOMETIMES IT GIVES ME SUPERPOWERS

  16.  @osmihelp SOMETIMES IT RUINS ME

  17.  @osmihelp ALONE

  18.  @osmihelp THE WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY

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

  20.  @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)
  21.  @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)
  22.  @osmihelp 1/3 OF YEARS LOST TO DISABILITY

  23.  @osmihelp THE TECH COMMUNITY

  24.  @osmihelp BASICALLY NO RESEARCH

  25.  @osmihelp SO WE DO IT

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

    Non-self employed only; as of 3/2/2017 osmihelp.org/research
  27.  @osmihelp Do you think that discussing a health issue

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

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

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

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

    condition by a medical professional? osmihelp.org/research
  32.  @osmihelp SICK WORKERS DON’T WORK

  33.  @osmihelp WHAT’S THE UPSIDE?

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

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

  36.  @osmihelp CHANGE IS HARD

  37.  @osmihelp 1. GET THE OSMI HANDBOOKS

  38.  @osmihelp 2. SPEAK OPENLY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

  39.  @osmihelp 3. TELL PEOPLE THEY MATTER

  40.  @osmihelp …

  41.  @osmihelp COMMUNITIES ARE ABOUT PEOPLE NOT CODE

  42.  @osmihelp OUR COMMUNITY

  43.  @osmihelp OUR COLLEAGUES

  44.  @osmihelp OUR FRIENDS

  45.  @osmihelp OUR PEOPLE

  46.  @osmihelp SUFFER IN SILENCE

  47.  @osmihelp DISAPPEAR

  48.  @osmihelp ONLY FEAR ALLOWS THIS

  49.  @osmihelp CHOOSE

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

  51.  @osmihelp MEET INACTION WITH ACTION

  52.  @osmihelp MEET CONFUSION WITH UNDERSTANDING

  53.  @osmihelp MEET INDIFFERENCE WITH COMPASSION

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