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Heartbound Is About a Boy’s Journey With Depression | Unwinnable

March 24th, 2017

OSMI volunteer Allison Tarr will be speaking about mental health in tech at WordCamp Halifax

March 23rd, 2017

Allison's talk, titled "Field Guide to Caring for a Developer", will examine the state of mental health awareness within tech and discuss strategies and resources to improve it on both a personal and community level. WordCamp Halifax takes place on May 27th, and tickets will go on sale any day now and are likely to sell out; follow their Twitter account to stay informed about when registration opens. Be sure to give us a shout if you plan to attend.

Ketamine For Severe Depression: 'How Do You Not Offer This Drug to People?'

March 22nd, 2017

OSMI volunteer Nara Kasbergen will be speaking about mental health in tech at Self.conference

March 21st, 2017

Since accidentally becoming a mental health speaker in the fall of 2016, Nara has been working on a new, more fleshed-out talk about mental health in tech titled "Empathy As A Service: Supporting Mental Health in the Tech Workplace". She'll be debuting this talk at Self.conference 2017 in Detroit, MI on May 19-20. If you're planning to attend Self.conference, let us know! Nara would love to meet up with you and talk all things OSMI.

Data and Mental Health: The OSMI Survey 2016

March 20th, 2017

Rookie » Rethinking Self-Care

March 19th, 2017

Suicide, I tried it. – Invisible Illness

March 18th, 2017

Many OSMI members will be at Midwest PHP (#mwphp17) starting today

March 17th, 2017

Board member Gary Hockin is giving the Opening Keynote, titled Using Open Source for Fun and Profit (Friday @ 9am in the Main Ballroom)

Founder Ed Finkler is here to give his talk Graph Databases Will Change Your Freakin Life (Friday @ 11am in Ballroom C)

Board member Joe Ferguson is teaching a session on DevOps For Small Teams (Saturday @ 9am in Ballroom D)

Many of the other speakers are longtime supporters as well. If you're attending Midwest PHP, be sure to look for our booth, where we'll be available to talk all things OSMI.

Shop on AmazonSmile today with OSMI as your charity, and we will receive 10x the usual proceeds of all sales

March 16th, 2017
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A couple of months ago, we announced that OSMI is an approved charity on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of every eligible sale to a non-profit organization of your choice. There is no extra cost to you! 

Today only (March 16, 2017), Amazon is holding a special promotion where instead of donating 0.5% of all sales, they'll donate 5% instead! So now is a great time to make that Amazon purchase you've been putting off. Buy what you need (or just want 😉) and help out OSMI in the process. Just remember to shop Amazon from our AmazonSmile link!

In case you missed it, on Monday, OSMI announced the release of our first informative video, “Supporting Mental Health in the...

March 15th, 2017