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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

  2. ABOUT ME: Mike Bell @mikebell_

  3. DEPRESSION + ANXIETY M.E./CFS

  4. I BROKE DOWN AND BURNT OUT

  5. IT FUCKING SUCKS

  6. SO WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?

  7. MY EXPERIENCE WHAT I LEARNT THE FUTURE

  8. FIRST THINGS FIRST...

  9. I'M NOT A DOCTOR OR A MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT I

    CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT TO DO
  10. BUT I HOPE MY EXPERIENCE CAN HELP

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

  12. I DIDN'T GET HELP SOON ENOUGH

  13. - AFRAID OF LOSING MY JOB - AFRAID OF THE

    STIGMA ASSOCIATED -AFRAID OF BEING JUDGED BY COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS
  14. I WAS WRONG

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

  16. FIRSTLY I HAD TO LEARN A FEW THINGS:

  17. 1. I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE

  18. 2. THERE IS HELP OUT THERE

  19. 3. PEOPLE DO CARE

  20. BLOGGING HELPED

  21. ALLOWED ME TO CONNECT WITH OTHERS

  22. GAVE ME VALUABLE ADVICE

  23. WHERE AM I NOW?

  24. A BETTER PLACE (HOPEFULLY)

  25. HOW DID I GET HERE?

  26. TALKING

  27. SELF HELP

  28. MEDICATION

  29. CBT COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY

  30. WHAT'S THE POINT TO THIS?

  31. CATHARSIS BELIEF THAT IT'LL HELP SOMEONE

  32. ANY QUESTIONS? SERIOUSLY ANY