Dealing with Devpression, or How I Learned to Dislike Myself Less

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Open Books

651 W Lake St · Chicago, IL

How to find us

We'll be in the basement this time, so follow the signs or look for Karl.

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Description: I’m JD and I have mental illness. I’m also not alone. Every year, roughly 20% of the US adult population deals with some form of mental illness, however that number is MUCH higher in the tech community.

In this talk I tell my story of how I came to terms with the fact that I have mental illnesses, and how I came to realize that I’m not alone. Within my story, I tell how I came to realize I needed help, how I found help, what treatments worked for me, and how I came to be active in OSMI (Open Sourcing Mental Illness) with a mission of Erasing the Stigma that surrounds mental illness.

Attendees will walk away from this session with knowledge of resources that are available, statistics that have been collected, and hopefully a new view on mental illness that helps them Erase the Stigma from their own point of view.

Speaker: JD Flynn

Sponsor: The Graide Network, https://github.com/thegraidenetwork/job-openings

Location: The Basement of Open Books at 651 W Lake St.

Schedule:

6:30 - 6:45 :: Food and Introduction

6:45 - 7:45 :: Main Presentation

7:45 - 8:00 :: Q&A and Networking

Food and drinks are always provided!

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