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Open Source Support Group

thelebdev profile image The Leb Dev Updated on ・2 min read

Alright I'm going to make this short and sweet.

Mental health is as essential as physical health. Better yet, many articles suggest that your mental health has a direct impact on your physical health (too lazy to find the sources).

Many communities, especially those coming from developing countries, such as mine (Lebanon), don't promote the importance of mental health. Especially for men, where they're not even allowed to shed a tear, otherwise they'd be considered as weak, gay (which is also an insult in my country), etc etc.

I know that on new year's eve, everybody got drunk, was ecstatic, celebrating and whatnot. Then, the next day as the hangover started easing off, they'd start having a different sort of headache, an existential crisis, remembering a breakup, or even simply bothered by how they're being treated at this start up they'd just started working at. That is, if they have a job.

To that reason, I've decided to start a small community. The Open Source Support Group. Aside from the endless groups that already exist for JS, Go, Linux, etc. I'd like this group to have a special type of bond, where we have ups and downs together. We get to know one another and we, unjudgmentally (I don't know if that's even a word), help each other out. Whether it's technical or mental or emotional or you just don't know what kind of whisky to pick at the bar.

Telegram Link: https://t.me/opensourcesupportgroup

If you have any questions or concerns, throw them here.

And in case anyone's having a bad day, here's a pic of my doggo.

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