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Blue Hackers Meet Up

by robin on January 18, 2012

in News

Blue Hackers MeetUp
Sunday, February 12, 2012
4:00-6:30pm
Jigsaw Renaissance
(at the Inscape Building, 815 Seattle Blvd S, 98134)

Depression, anxiety,bi-polar, Asperger’s, ADHD, and more…

Hackers, makers, and geeks are not immune from mental health challenges. In fact, our subculture brings with it specific challenges related to breaking down barriers to accessing support for mental health issues.

Join us for a guided discussion on:
-risks and benefits of seeking support
-how to survive when your brain wants you to die
-how to manage someone else’s crisis without creating one of your own
-when to hire a professional brain hacker (psychiatrist/therapist)
-next steps to increase support in our community for mental health concerns.

Led by Robin DeBates, treasurer and chaos wrangler at Jigsaw Renaissance, clinical social work associate; and Willow Bl00, organic chat client and robot from the future.

This event is affiliated with the work that Arjen is doing over at http://www.bluehackers.org to improve visibility of mental health and geek culture.

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