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Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community

From DrupalCon 2017. See Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbUIJvqij9o

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April 26, 2017
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  1. STRONGER THAN FEAR

    MENTAL HEALTH IN THE DEVELOPER COMMUNITY
    Ed Finkler • @OSMIHelp • OSMIhelp.org
    DrupalCon • April 2017 • #osmi

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  2. @osmihelp
    WHO DIS?

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  3. @osmihelp
    “WEBMASTER”

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  4. @osmihelp
    OPEN SOURCING
    MENTAL ILLNESS
    Since 2012

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  5. @osmihelp
    UNCOMFORTABLE AUDIENCE
    PARTICIPATION SECTION

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  6. @osmihelp
    BACK TO ME

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  7. @osmihelp
    GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

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  8. @osmihelp
    ADHD

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  9. @osmihelp
    I TAKE MEDS

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  10. @osmihelp
    I SEE A THERAPIST

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  11. @osmihelp
    IT IMPACTS MY WORK EVERY DAY

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  12. @osmihelp
    SOMETIMES IT GIVES ME SUPERPOWERS

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  13. @osmihelp
    SOMETIMES
    IT RUINS ME

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  14. @osmihelp
    ALONE

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  15. @osmihelp
    THE WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY

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

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  17. @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)

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  18. @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)

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  19. @osmihelp
    1/3 OF YEARS LOST TO DISABILITY

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  20. @osmihelp
    THE TECH COMMUNITY

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  21. @osmihelp
    BASICALLY NO RESEARCH

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  22. @osmihelp
    SO WE DO IT

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  23. @osmihelp
    MENTAL HEALTH IN TECH
    2016 SURVEY RESULTS
    US Non-self employed only; as of 11/16/2016
    osmihelp.org/research

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  24. @osmihelp
    Do you think that discussing a health issue with your employer
    would have negative consequences?
    Mental
    Physical
    osmihelp.org/research

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  25. @osmihelp
    Would you bring up a health issue with a
    potential employer in an interview?
    Mental
    Physical
    https://osmihelp.org/research

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  26. @osmihelp
    Does your employer provide resources to learn more about
    mental health issues and how to seek help?
    osmihelp.org/research

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  27. @osmihelp
    Do you feel that being identified as a person with a mental
    health issue would hurt your career?
    osmihelp.org/research

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  28. @osmihelp
    Have you been diagnosed with a mental health condition?
    osmihelp.org/research

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  29. @osmihelp
    SICK WORKERS DON’T WORK

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  30. @osmihelp
    WHAT’S THE UPSIDE?

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

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

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  33. @osmihelp
    “WE TALK ABOUT 10X DEVELOPERS AS BEING A
    FAIRY TALE, BUT YOU TAKE A DEVELOPER WITH
    CRIPPLING DEPRESSION, GET THEM TO THE
    RIGHT TREATMENT, AND THEY WILL LITERALLY
    BE 10X MORE PRODUCTIVE.”
    Greg Baugues

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  34. @osmihelp
    CHANGE IS HARD

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  35. @osmihelp
    1. GET THE OSMI HANDBOOKS

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  36. @osmihelp
    2. SPEAK OPENLY ABOUT
    MENTAL HEALTH

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  37. @osmihelp
    3. TELL PEOPLE THEY MATTER

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  38. @osmihelp

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  39. @osmihelp
    COMMUNITIES ARE ABOUT PEOPLE
    NOT CODE

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  40. @osmihelp
    OUR COMMUNITY

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  41. @osmihelp
    OUR COLLEAGUES

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  42. @osmihelp
    OUR FRIENDS

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  43. @osmihelp
    OUR PEOPLE

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  44. @osmihelp
    SUFFER IN SILENCE

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  45. @osmihelp
    DISAPPEAR

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  46. @osmihelp
    ONLY FEAR
    ALLOWS THIS

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  47. @osmihelp
    CHOOSE

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

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  49. @osmihelp
    MEET INACTION
    WITH ACTION

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  50. @osmihelp
    MEET CONFUSION
    WITH UNDERSTANDING

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  51. @osmihelp
    MEET INDIFFERENCE
    WITH COMPASSION

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

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  53. @osmihelp
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

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  54. @osmihelp
    A GREAT LEAP

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  55. ED FINKLER
    FOUNDER
    OPEN SOURCING MENTAL ILLNESS
    OSMIHELP.ORG/donate
    @OSMIHELP
    @FUNKATRON

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