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Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community - Dev Workshop Conference 2015 2015

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September 26, 2015

Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community - Dev Workshop Conference 2015 2015

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September 26, 2015
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  1. Stronger Than Fear

    Mental Health in the Developer Community
    Ed Finkler • @funkatron • funkatron.com/osmi
    Dev Workshop Conference 2015 • #osmi #DWConf15

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  2. An informal survey

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  3. My diagnoses

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  4. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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  5. Lexapro
    Buspar
    Strattera
    Klonopin

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  6. I see a therapist

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  7. Feeling alone/unlike anyone else

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  8. I'm broken and
    I will never be right

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  9. How it affects us

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  10. Level of disability

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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. http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
    Do you feel that your employer takes mental
    health as seriously as physical health?

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

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  17. Do you know the options for mental health care your
    employer provides?
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

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  18. 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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  19. Is your anonymity protected if you choose to take advantage of mental
    health or substance abuse treatment resources?
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

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  20. Don't know
    Very easy
    Somewhat easy
    Somewhat difficult
    Very difficult
    How easy is it for you to take medical
    leave for a mental health condition?
    http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog

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  21. Sick workers don’t work

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  22. Making your workplace safe

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  23. 1. Get Buy-In From C-level

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  24. 2. Mental Health First Aid
    mentalhealthfirstaid.org
    [email protected]
    202.684.3736
    All supervisors/managers

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  25. 3. Know Local Resources
    nami.org
    mentalhealthamerica.net

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  26. 4. Know Your Coverage

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  27. 5. Actively Engage and Educate
    Awareness • Resources • Promotion of Wellness
    mhprompt.org • devpressed.org • checkupapp.org

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  28. 6. Support Research

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  29. What’s the upside?
    http://www.taadas.org/publications/prodimages/A%20Mental%20Health%20Friendly%20Workplace.pdf

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  30. Higher productivity and motivation

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  31. Reduced absenteeism

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  32. Health insurance cost containment

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  33. Loyalty and retention

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  34. Hiring and promoting the most
    qualified people

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  35. More efficient workplace practices
    and policies

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  36. Better workplace relations

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  37. Diversity, acceptance, and respect
    in the workplace

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  38. Open Sourcing Mental Illness 2015
    GOAL $5000
    Time to goal 2 hours
    Total raised $13,600
    j.mp/osmi2015

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  39. I need your help.
    Talk. Share. Learn.
    Donations: j.mp/osmi2015
    Videos, Slides, Resources: funkatron.com/osmi

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  40. Thank you
    Camille Wilson
    Johanna Wu
    Geri Coady
    Jennifer Akullian
    and so many more…

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  41. graphstory.com

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  42. THE WALL OF AWESOME
    Brian Wisti
    R J de la Fuente
    Spencer Hoyt
    Ted M Young
    Diana Espino
    Justin Carmony
    Tyler Mincey
    A forsstrom
    Brion Vibber
    Matthew R Sparks
    Scott Arciszewski
    Adam Jenkins
    Alexandra H. Johnson
    Brian Moon
    Kevin Makice
    Jake Smith
    Justin T Yost
    Kristopher Plunkett
    daniel d beil
    Andrew L Cassell
    Jean Soderkvist
    Cameron Koczon
    Michael Beckwith
    Chris Tickner
    Joel A Rasmus
    Karen J Demerly
    Lisa Brewster
    Cresta L Cates
    Daniel Joye
    Mr Am Clyde
    Henning Glatter-Gotz
    Davi M Moreira
    Stephen Sauceda
    Daryl J Chymko
    Brian Fenton
    Timothy H Lieberman
    Philippe Beaudoin
    Evangelo S Prodromou
    Sharon J Cichelli
    Sean R Reid
    Nicolas Rosental
    FJ de Jonge
    John P Betley
    Jordan Burke
    Sally Lehman
    Chris G Smith
    Sean Foran
    Elizabeth Naramore
    Benjamin J Cotton
    Miss Laura Sanders
    Mr R A Stringer
    Mike Hall
    Richard Stewart
    M.R.Hartley
    Bram Van der Sype
    Ryan S Adams
    Jason Charnes
    Evan Coury
    Matthew S Perkins
    Derrick Snyder
    Mark Forscher
    Chris Shiflett
    William Golden
    Joel Perras
    Derick E Bailey
    Joe Kline
    Maggie Longshore
    Pradeep Krishnan
    Broc Seib
    Jacques Woodcock
    Cal Evans
    Kara Ferguson
    CA Hoult
    Vanessa Hurst
    Colin O'Dell
    M D C Pepper
    Patrick Allan
    Alice Carback
    Jose Diaz-Gonzalez
    Jad Bitar
    Nicholas C Duvieilh
    Larry E Masters
    David Skinner
    Mark Shannon Story
    Christopher W Brescia
    Mr Jeremy Burns
    Chris Greene
    William Sonnenreich
    Cory Fowler
    Nima Nekoui
    Juan R Basso
    Rodriguez Urdaneta
    Justin T Yost

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  43. Thank you for listening
    funkatron.com/osmi • j.mp/osmi2015

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