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Discussion on: What is a good talk that you have recently watched? (Technical or Non-Technical)

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I recently watched TED - This could be why you're depressed or anxious | Johann Hari . This covers the needs of humans not only relating to food, water, and shelter but goes into human psychological needs that are often neglected. It is often looked at only as a chemical imbalance by doctors, but many other non-biological factors have been proven to cause depression and anxiety. It reinforces that you are not weak for experiencing depression or anxiety, you are just a human with unmet needs.

I think it is especially valuable for developers because many of the causes are things that creep into a developer's life such as disconnection from work, people, meaningful values, and nature.

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And if you have mental health issues or have someone near you who does, definitely read his book "Lost Connexions".

He put words to what was hard to communicate.