Burnout is well defined in the literature as a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. In the tech industry, long hours, tight deadlines and a culture of being always connected can put a lot of pressure on people. All of this might easily lead to depression or burnout. While some companies do an effort to reduce the stress and offer a better work-life balance, it seems like there is still work to be done. According to a recent OSMI (Open Sourcing Mental Illness) survey, over 60% of tech workers believe that discussing a mental health disorder with their employer might have negative consequences. So what can we do better to help the people? And can anything positive come out from a burnout? This talk aims at bringing down some of the stigmata around occupational burnout and show that some good can come out of it.

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Tobias Nyholm at 17:24 on 7 Jun 2019

Thank you for sharing

Thanks for sharing and the ressources

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Dennis C. at 09:55 on 8 Jun 2019

Incredibly brave for sharing your story and thank you for enabling the discussion about mental health!

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Jeroen de Jong at 15:36 on 8 Jun 2019

I admire your courage! Thank you for sharing your story and creating awareness for this topic.

A very brave and transparent talk.

Thank you for sharing an thank you for participating at pushing awareness on this subject.

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Daniel Halasz at 19:48 on 8 Jun 2019

Thank you for sharing your experiences!

A brave and informative talk. Thanks for sharing your story.