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Mental Health and Open Source - DrupalCamp London 2015

February 28, 2015

Mental Health and Open Source - DrupalCamp London 2015


February 28, 2015

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  1. Mental Health & Open Source Mike Bell - @mikebell_

  2. Preamble Developer Doctor, Mental Health Professional

  3. An important stat 1 in 4 British adults, in any

    one year 1 in 6 experiences this at any given time (The Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001)
  4. What's this talk about? - My Story - Recovery -

    Getting Help
  5. Why is this talk important? Difficult subject Stigmatised Weakness Physical

    and Mental health are linked
  6. Backstory 16 years old - ME/CFS 12 years of silence

    Breakdown in 2014
  7. What is ME/CFS? Extreme fatigue Muscle aches Headaches Brain fog

    It’s estimated that 250,000 people in the UK suffer from CFS http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Chronic-fatigue- syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx)
  8. Potential causes Viral Immune system Hormones Misc psychiatric

  9. Depression & Anxiety What if I get found out? What

    if people notice? What if I can't do my job? What if I lose my job?
  10. Anxiety Attacks A dark cloud Panic Ancient programing - Fight

    or Flight
  11. Imposter Syndrome Ties in with anxiety and depression No basis

    in fact
  12. Home, Work and Relationships 3 Pillars of life

  13. Home Safe haven Place to unwind

  14. Work Make money Stretch your mind

  15. Relationships Friends, Family, Partners

  16. Realisation A difficult step

  17. Seeking help Approximately one person in 28 was in contact

    with mental health services in 2013/14 http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB15990/mhb-1314- ann-rep.pdf
  18. GP Great source of information “You come to the doctor

    for any issues with your body, a cold or a sprained ankle, your mind is part of your body so why wouldn’t you come to a doctor?”
  19. Local mental health service Self or Doctor referral More information

    - http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/mental- health-services-explained/Pages/accessing%20services.aspx
  20. Counselling - Traditional Talking to a professional Easier to talk

    to Freedom to express yourself
  21. Counselling - CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Active type of therapy

    Changing the way you think
  22. Medication 50 million prescriptions for antidepressants were issued in 2012

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23553897 Touchy subject - Citalopram - Propranolol
  23. Mindfulness Living in the moment Responding not reacting Knowing your

    limits Being kind to yourself
  24. Mindfulness - Reacting

  25. Mindfulness - Finding the time

  26. Cathartic Writing Blogging Diary

  27. What can you do as a Family or Friend? Listen

    - It's not about you Space
  28. What can you do as a company? Look out for

    your staff Support phased return Regular checkups
  29. Nearly there 3 Panic attacks 2 incidents of Imposter Syndrome

  30. Questions? Image from http://talbotanimalclinic.com

  31. Resources 2007 Mental Health Fundamental Facts http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/content/assets/PDF/publications view=Standard Breathworks Mindfullness

    http://www.breathworks-mindfulness.org.uk/ Accessing Mental Health Services http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/mental- health-services-explained/Pages/accessing%20services.aspx