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PHPNW15 Mental Health & Open Source

mikebell
October 04, 2015

PHPNW15 Mental Health & Open Source

mikebell

October 04, 2015
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  1. Mental Health
    &
    Open Source
    Mike Bell - @mikebell_

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  2. Who am I?
    Mike Bell
    @mikebell_ on twitter
    mikebell_ on drupal.org
    mikebell on github

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  3. More about me
    Developer
    Husband to be
    Nice guy?
    Part of the UK Drupal community

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  4. Caveats
    Developer
    Doctor, Mental Health Professional

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  5. Backstory
    16 years old - ME/CFS
    12 years of silence
    Breakdown in 2014

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  6. Imposter Syndrome

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  7. Where's my docs?
    User guide
    No API documentation
    No coding style
    No stackoverflow

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  8. API
    curl -I http://brain.dev/states/fix

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  9. Management
    Current - Citalopram
    Previous - Propranolol
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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  10. Taboo & stats
    1 in 4 British adults can suffer from any one of a huge list of mental health
    illnesses
    3 in 100 people suffer from Depression in the UK
    5 people in 100 suffer from anxiety.
    1.6 million people in contact with specialist mental health services in 2012/13
    (The Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001)

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  11. What's the personal
    cost?

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  12. Hard questions

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  13. What if I lose my job?

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  14. What if I lose my fiance?

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  15. What's the business
    cost?

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  16. The health part in
    mental health

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  17. Fitness for the brain

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  18. Realisation
    A difficult step

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  19. 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

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  20. 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?”

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  21. Local mental health
    service
    Self or Doctor referral
    More information -
    http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/mental-health-services-
    explained/Pages/accessing%20services.aspx

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  22. Counselling -
    Traditional
    Talking to a professional
    Easier to talk to
    Freedom to express yourself

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  23. Counselling - CBT
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    Active type of therapy
    Changing the way you think

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  24. Mindfulness
    Living in the moment
    Responding not reacting
    Knowing your limits
    Being kind to yourself

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  25. Mindfulness - Reacting

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  26. Mindfulness - Finding
    the time

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  27. Planning ahead
    ❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯

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  28. Question time!

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  29. Community
    You are awesome!

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  30. DrupalCon Barcelona
    Questions

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  31. If you could go back a few years in time and give yourself some advice
    regarding this topic, what would it be?

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  32. If there are people listening who think they might be having some of the same
    issues you've experienced, what is the first thing they should do?

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  33. Is there anything about participating in an open source community that is
    helpful to your situation?

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  34. Could Imposter syndrome be alleviated a bit by greater recognition of
    community based contributions? A kind of validation of how you're involved in
    the community?

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  35. What are some ways we can we support community members with mental
    health issues while still respecting their privacy?
    Megh Plunkett

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  36. Questions?
    Image from http://talbotanimalclinic.com
    Reate me - https://joind.in/15449

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  37. Resources
    2007 Mental Health Fundamental Facts
    http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/content/assets/PDF/publications/fundamental_fa
    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

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