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PHPNW15 Mental Health & Open Source

October 04, 2015

PHPNW15 Mental Health & Open Source


October 04, 2015

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

  2. Who am I? Mike Bell @mikebell_ on twitter mikebell_ on

    drupal.org mikebell on github
  3. More about me Developer Husband to be Nice guy? Part

    of the UK Drupal community
  4. Caveats Developer Doctor, Mental Health Professional

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

    Breakdown in 2014
  6. Depression

  7. Anxiety

  8. Imposter Syndrome

  9. Where's my docs? User guide No API documentation No coding

    style No stackoverflow
  10. API curl -I http://brain.dev/states/fix

  11. Management Current - Citalopram Previous - Propranolol Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  12. 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)
  13. What's the personal cost?

  14. Hard questions

  15. What if I lose my job?

  16. What if I lose my fiance?

  17. What's the business cost?

  18. The health part in mental health

  19. Fitness for the brain

  20. Realisation A difficult step

  21. 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
  22. 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?”
  23. Local mental health service Self or Doctor referral More information

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

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

    Changing the way you think
  26. Mindfulness Living in the moment Responding not reacting Knowing your

    limits Being kind to yourself
  27. Mindfulness - Reacting

  28. Mindfulness - Finding the time

  29. Planning ahead ❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯❯

  30. Question time!

  31. Community You are awesome!

  32. DrupalCon Barcelona Questions

  33. If you could go back a few years in time

    and give yourself some advice regarding this topic, what would it be?
  34. 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?
  35. Is there anything about participating in an open source community

    that is helpful to your situation?
  36. 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?
  37. What are some ways we can we support community members

    with mental health issues while still respecting their privacy? Megh Plunkett
  38. Next steps

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

  40. 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