The Most Important UI: You
"A self-initiated, deliberate act to establish and maintain physical, mental and emotional health"
A Medium article by Jennifer Parsons about why self-care is a problem in the tech industry.
A check-in tool that asks a series of looping questions to discover and track which areas of self-care you should focus on.
A self-care companion app where you can build out your own dashboard - balancing concrete actions, self-reflection and gentle reminders.
List of help line numbers and other general resources for addressing mental health emergencies.
Exercises you can do at your desk that focus on a developer's tool of choice - hands.
A resource that reads like software docs by breaking down issues and providing actionable steps for burnout prevention and recovery.
List of Twitter bots devoted to self-care, written by yours truly. For each bot, I cover its background, style, tweet frequency and favorite topics.
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A challenge that mimics the concept of 100 days of coding, except you commit to spending 1 hour per day on your physical, mental or emotional health for 100 days.
Active, supportive community for women where you can unload your struggles and share successes anonymously.
The CodeNewbie slack has a channel dedicated to mental health where you can discuss wellness in the workplace.
A conference for learning how to advocate for mental health at work and how technology can be better designed to support mental health.
A conference for juniors covering around what's needed for a happy, healthy work life.
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