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Mental Health and Open Source

mikebell
October 04, 2014
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Mental Health and Open Source

mikebell

October 04, 2014
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  1. MENTAL HEALTH AND
    OPEN SOURCE

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  2. ABOUT ME:
    Mike Bell
    @mikebell_

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  3. DEPRESSION + ANXIETY
    M.E./CFS

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  4. I BROKE DOWN
    AND BURNT OUT

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  5. IT FUCKING SUCKS

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  6. SO WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?

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  7. MY EXPERIENCE
    WHAT I LEARNT
    THE FUTURE

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  8. FIRST THINGS FIRST...

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  9. I'M NOT A DOCTOR
    OR A MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT
    I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT TO DO

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  10. BUT I HOPE MY EXPERIENCE CAN HELP

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  11. AS AN INDUSTRY
    WE DON'T TALK ABOUT THESE THING

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  12. I DIDN'T GET HELP SOON ENOUGH

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  13. - AFRAID OF LOSING MY JOB
    - AFRAID OF THE STIGMA ASSOCIATED
    -AFRAID OF BEING JUDGED BY COLLEAGUES
    AND FRIENDS

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  14. OPEN SOURCE AND THE DRUPAL COMMUNITY
    HELPED
    (THANKS!)

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  15. FIRSTLY I HAD TO LEARN A FEW THINGS:

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  16. 1. I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE

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  17. 2. THERE IS HELP OUT THERE

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  18. 3. PEOPLE DO CARE

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  19. BLOGGING HELPED

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  20. ALLOWED ME TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS

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  21. GAVE ME VALUABLE ADVICE

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  22. WHERE AM I NOW?

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  23. A BETTER PLACE
    (HOPEFULLY)

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  24. HOW DID I GET HERE?

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  25. CBT
    COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY

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  26. WHAT'S THE POINT TO THIS?

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  27. CATHARSIS
    BELIEF THAT IT'LL HELP SOMEONE

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  28. ANY QUESTIONS?
    SERIOUSLY ANY

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