Episode two: Anxiety with Mike Bell

March 3rd, 2017

Does your employer have a donation matching program? Tell them about OSMI!

March 2nd, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that since OSMI is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all donations are tax-deductible and should qualify for employee matching gift programs. If your employer has such a program, please tell them about us! Send them to our website, show off our useful resources including our PDF handbooks, and our donation information on CrowdRise.

The Pros and Cons of Mental Disorders

March 1st, 2017

Just Announced: OSMI founder Ed Finkler will be speaking at DrupalCon Baltimore

February 28th, 2017

OSMI founder Ed Finkler will be giving his talk "Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community" at DrupalCon Baltimore, which is taking place April 24-28, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center. We will post more details once the event gets closer. Hope to see you there!

Reminder: OSMI founder Ed Finkler is speaking at #ElixirDaze this week

February 27th, 2017

Today is the last day to buy tickets for ElixirDaze in beautiful St. Augustine, FL this Thursday and Friday, March 2-3, 2017. The excellent speaker lineup includes OSMI's founder Ed Finkler, with his talk "Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community". Don't miss it!

The Perspective Shift That'll Totally Transform Your Self-Care Practice

February 26th, 2017

Millennial women face new mental health struggles in the workplace

February 25th, 2017

Freelancing With Depression: The Real Story - The nuSchool

February 24th, 2017

A few words to the transgender community

February 23rd, 2017

In the wake of last night's news about a rollback of protections for transgender students, OSMI's thoughts are with the transgender community today. Suicide is particularly prevalent among transgender individuals; the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report, the largest survey examining the experiences of transgender people in the United States, found that 40% of its 27,715 respondents have attempted suicide in their lifetime—nearly nine times the attempted suicide rate in the U.S. population (4.6%). (source)

If you or someone you know is having a particularly hard time today, please seek immediate help by calling the Trans Lifeline at (877) 565-8860 in the U.S. or (877) 330-6366 in Canada. Occasionally, they may be unreachable due to unusually high call volume; if that happens, other options include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or if you're more comfortable with text messaging, CrisisTextLine.org provides anonymous SMS-based support if you text "HOME" to 741741. All services are free and available 24/7.

What I Wish My Boss Knew About My Mental Health

February 22nd, 2017