Spoiler alert… it’s mental health, something that I document on this blog a bit.
Specifically, depression is still, unfortunately, taboo but I think things are changing. Folks like Brad Feld and Jerry Colonna and others like Rand Fishkin are going on record with being not only diagnosed with it but who are actively sharing their stories.
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I can’t remember where I saw this, but, I had saved this locally because I liked it so much:
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OSMI is an incredible organization dedicated to raising awareness, creating education, and providing resources to support mental wellness in the technology world.
Started by Ed Finkler (popularly known as Funkatron) who started sharing his personal experiences as a developer and his struggles with mental illness.
Continue reading “Open Sourcing Mental Illness”
Mental illness is more than just an occasional nuisance… it can destroy the very best things in our lives. Nothing is outside its reach and grasp.
This vignette about Paul Alexander hits very close to home:
Continue reading “Derailed: Mental Illness”
The Japanese have been practicing the discipline of mindfulness for ages but it’s only become in vogue here in the states in the last few years. I know that it was a large topic of conversation in my last company in and around the staff and I’ve even attended workshops here in San Francisco on it exclusively.
But what hasn’t quite happened yet is the full integration of it in our entire lives:
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This artist turns the struggle of depression into something beautiful through his art, an imaginary world where a small man is traveling through a long-forgotten jungle and encountering his fears, manifested as giant animals with glowing eyes.
Many of these spoke to me very deeply and clearly; I know what this is like.
Continue reading “Dawid Planeta: Depression Into Beauty”
This is really neat:
The role of Julia is played by Stacey Gordon … a Phoenix-based puppeteer who … has a [13-year-old] son with autism, and, before she started her family, was a therapist to youngsters on the spectrum.
The introduction of an autistic muppet is bold but needed. Love this so much:
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I really like how he walks through his own personal journey related to ADHD. Give it a look:
Continue reading “ADHD?”