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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

Steps: Overcome social anxiety

February 21st, 2017

Do Fitness Trackers Promote Eating Disorders?

February 20th, 2017