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Anna Ossowski

June 15, 2019


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  2. Hi, my name is Anna, @OssAnna16 and I am mentally

  3. The M Word Anna Ossowski @OssAnna16 PyLondinium 2019

  4. Trigger Warning • Depression • Anxiety • Self-harm • Suicidal

    thoughts @OssAnna16
  5. Disclaimer I’m not a doctor. @OssAnna16

  6. Some numbers 1 in 4 people in the UK will

    experience a mental health problem each year. @OssAnna16
  7. 1 in 6 people report experiencing a mental health problem

    in any given week. @OssAnna16
  8. 1 in 5 people have had suicidal thoughts. 1 in

    15 people have attempted suicide. @OssAnna16
  9. This is my story... @OssAnna16

  10. Depression The symptoms of depression can be complex and vary

    widely between people. But as a general rule, if you're depressed, you feel sad, hopeless and lose interest in things you used to enjoy. @OssAnna16
  11. The symptoms persist for weeks or months and are bad

    enough to interfere with your work, social life and family life. @OssAnna16
  12. Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry

    or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life @OssAnna16
  13. [...] but some people find it hard to control their

    worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives. @OssAnna16
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  17. “The struggle is my life.” - Nelson Mandela @OssAnna16

  18. There is hope. @OssAnna16

  19. Getting help • NHS Mental Health Services • Call your

    GP • Samaritans 24 hour phone help line: 116 123 • Talk to someone you trust • In urgent cases: Call 111 or 999 @OssAnna16
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  21. You don’t have to suffer. @OssAnna16

  22. Some resources • Hope for the day • Anthologies of

    Hope Podcast • selfcare.tech Twitter Account • breaking taboo Instagram Account • Create a Positivity Trello Board • Send someone an Open Source Happiness Packet @OssAnna16
  23. I am appreciated. I am enough. I matter. I am

    not alone. @OssAnna16
  24. In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

  25. Thank you! @OssAnna16