Hi everyone, I'm JD. You may know me from such events as MidCamp, Design4Drupal, BADCamp, TCDrupal, and many more as the guy who talks openly in front of people about my mental illnesses and my personal mission to open up the conversation about mental illness in the tech community.
An unexpected conversation
At DrupalCon 2019 I was honored to present on mental illness in tech and how it has affected me. I've been giving this and similar talks for about 2 years now, but this one was special to me for many reasons.
Third Time's a Charm
A few years ago I went to my first actual attempt at a Drupal community event. I was interested in a Headless Drupal training being held in Minneapolis at Twin Cities Drupal Camp. Prior to heading that way, I put out a tweet looking for people from the Chicago area who might also be there and I got a few responses from a couple members of the Chicago community w
I Suffer From Mental Health Issues
That is probably the hardest thing for someone with mental health issues to say. It was (and still is) extremely hard for me to admit it, especially to myself, but it's true. I have mental health issues.