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

September 26, 2015

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


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
  2. Who I am

  3. An informal survey

  4. My diagnoses

  5. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  6. Adult ADHD

  7. Meds I take

  8. Lexapro Buspar Strattera Klonopin

  9. I see a therapist

  10. Feeling alone/unlike anyone else

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

  12. How it affects us

  13. 1 in 5

  14. Level of disability

  15. Disease burden

  16. 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
  17. Mental Health in Tech Survey Results US Non-self employed only;

    as of 9/13/2014 http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  18. http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog Do you feel that your employer takes mental health

    as seriously as physical health?
  19. Do you think that discussing a health issue with your

    employer would have negative consequences? Mental Physical http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  20. Would you bring up a health issue with a potential

    employer in an interview? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog Mental Physical
  21. Do you know the options for mental health care your

    employer provides? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  22. Does your employer provide resources to learn more about mental

    health issues and how to seek help? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  23. Is your anonymity protected if you choose to take advantage

    of mental health or substance abuse treatment resources? http://j.mp/osmisurveyblog
  24. 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
  25. Sick workers don’t work

  26. 41%

  27. 8 years

  28. Making your workplace safe

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

  30. 2. Mental Health First Aid mentalhealthfirstaid.org info@mentalhealthfirstaid.org 202.684.3736 All supervisors/managers

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

  32. 4. Know Your Coverage

  33. 5. Actively Engage and Educate Awareness • Resources • Promotion

    of Wellness mhprompt.org • devpressed.org • checkupapp.org
  34. 6. Support Research

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

  36. Higher productivity and motivation

  37. Reduced absenteeism

  38. Health insurance cost containment

  39. Loyalty and retention

  40. Hiring and promoting the most qualified people

  41. More efficient workplace practices and policies

  42. Better workplace relations

  43. Diversity, acceptance, and respect in the workplace

  44. Open Sourcing Mental Illness 2015 GOAL $5000 Time to goal

    2 hours Total raised $13,600 j.mp/osmi2015
  45. I need your help. Talk. Share. Learn. Donations: j.mp/osmi2015 Videos,

    Slides, Resources: funkatron.com/osmi
  46. Thank you Camille Wilson Johanna Wu Geri Coady Jennifer Akullian

    and so many more…
  47.   graphstory.com

  48. 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
  49. Thank you for listening funkatron.com/osmi • j.mp/osmi2015