The OSMH 2016 survey results are part of Data Society's Dataset Challenge for the month of March

March 4th, 2017

Data Society is an online training program for those interested in becoming data scientists. They recently came up with an idea to have a monthly "Dataset Challenge" using real-world datasets on data.world; you can read more about the partnership between Data Society and data.world in this Medium post.

It just so happens that the OSMH 2016 survey results were already up on data.world and ready for analysis, so we're very grateful to have been chosen as the data source for the inaugural "Dataset Challenge"! Hopefully that means we'll get some fresh eyes on the results, with new ideas for how to analyze them.

To participate in the challenge, post an analysis or visualization on the “Data Society Challenge” discussion thread by April 1, 2017. You may also want to check out our Hypotheses & Questions thread. Impressive entries will be highlighted in data.world’s Datasets Digest newsletter as well as Data Society's newsletter, featured in data.world’s Distinct Values blog, and promoted on social media. Plus, data.world will send the top five challenge participants a data.world swag bag.

Episode two: Anxiety with Mike Bell

March 3rd, 2017

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

March 2nd, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that since OSMH 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: OSMH founder Ed Finkler will be speaking at DrupalCon Baltimore

February 28th, 2017

OSMH 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: OSMH 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 OSMH'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, OSMH'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.