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Understanding Despair

  • John Dalton
  • 00:24:15

Depression is a topic that many people avoid talking about, but one that touches everyone's lives. In the developer community in particular many people are affected by depression and mental illness, yet it can be difficult to understand what people are going through or how to help. I want to show you how I came to understand what it means to have clinical depression, and the single most important thing we can do about it.

  • John is a DBA at Engine Yard, where he supports developers of apps of all sizes from his home office in Tasmania. Outside of work he enjoys photography, spending too much on old-fashioned dead-tree books, decorating cakes and spending time with his four young boys. He's passionate about reducing the stigma of depression, and helped found Prompt to start a conversation on mental health in tech.

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