Devs and Depression By Greg Baugues

I am a developer at Table XI, and I have Type II Bipolar and ADHD. It's not something we talk about much, but mental illness runs rampant in the developer community. Over the last year, many of us have lost coworkers and friends to untreated conditions, and every day our peers suffer, thinking that they are alone.


I want to tell my story, discuss why depression, bipolar and ADHD are more prevalent with developers than the general population, and talk about how we can squish the shame and stigma of mental illness.

 

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  • Geekfest

    Greg's contact info:
    -email: [masked]
    -twitter: @greggyb

    April 24, 2013

  • Dion R.

    Can you post his contact information, thanks

    April 23, 2013

  • Brad S.

    Great talk.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing presentation with excellent information. So happy to see mental health issues addressed so openly.

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Abhishek P.

    Amazing talk! Brave and inspiring speaker and important topic for our (or any) industry

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Erik M.

    I have a schedule conflict, but I have never been more disjointed to not be able to make it to a meetup. I would love to come hear this!

    April 21, 2013

  • Gary F.

    GOTO

    April 20, 2013

  • Victor U

    Have ADHD and a future developer

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to the meeting!

    April 17, 2013

  • Tom B.

    Ditto Aaron's comment. I hope you can record it!

    April 16, 2013

  • Austin S.

    Kudos for addressing such a personal subject. It take a brave person to bare their soul in hopes of helping others. I'm impressed and applaud your dedication!

    2 · April 16, 2013

  • Aaron K.

    Will be out of town during this talk. Would love to see slides or video somewhere for this one.

    1 · April 16, 2013

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