How to Crowdsource Your Mental Health for Free

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Monday 11th March, 2013

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

Last year there were more than 36,000 suicides in the U.S., and 90% of them had a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death. The proposed ObamaCare health plan supports increased mental illness benefits, but even those aren't enough to combat the rising costs and challenge with getting adequate mental health care treatment.

This session will show you how to use the free, online applications that are crowdsourcing mental health topics and treatments from a larger population sample than you or your doctor would normally have access to. You'll learn how to be an active Participant in your mental health care, instead of just the patient, to help reduce your treatment costs, decrease the length of treatment, and enable you to live a healthy and balanced life. You'll also learn how to protect your privacy and protect your mental health records and personal information from being revealed on the internet, keeping them safe from your employer.

About the speakers

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Dharol Tankersley

Web Analyst, Lopez Negrete Communications

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Sarah Worthy

Tendenci Community Mgr, Schipul

My primary role at Schipul is to build and support a community of "Raving Fans" for our open source content management system, Tendenci. My responsibilities in this capacity utilize my strength to combine marketing, customer service, and technology to identify and create great user experiences for our clients.

Just some of my day to day activities include:

Creating and implementing content marketing strategies
Developing engaging social media campaigns
Search Engine Marketing
Event Marketing
Software Testing
Bridging Communications between Clients and Programmers
Supporting our Sales Team with Online and Offline Lead Generating Campaigns
I have over 13 years in marketing, sales, and online lead generation across a variety of platforms with a strong focus on teaching people how to use technology to do great things in business and nonprofit industries.

I also volunteer with many organizations in the Houston community and have a passion for entrepreneurship and technology, in particular. In addition to active participation in the Houston American Marketing Association, Social Media Breakfast Club, Social Media Club, Houston Chapter, and Houston Interactive Marketing Association, I also play key roles with the following organizations:

Houston curator for the StartupDigest
I brought the official Startup Weekend to Houston as an Organizer.
I am the PR and Marketing Manager (volunteer/unpaid) forSpaceUP Houston.
I am the Project Manager and a Developer of the Spacepointssocial outreach platform for Space Enthusiasts
I am a co-organizer for the Houston NetSquared Meetup Group to bring nonprofit organizations together with technology professionals for learning and making the world a better and more tech-savvy place.
Somehow, I am also lucky enough to be the mother to my awesome 5-year old son.

If you want to know more, then come find me out and about at one of Schipul's awesome client events and Houston entrepreneurial and technology meetings. Or follow me on Twitter...

5 attendees

  • akiko_saito
  • Colleen Brady
  • Dharol Stevens
  • Sarah Worthy
  • tim deSilva

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When

Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Mon 11th March 2013

Where

Capitol View North, Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

Session type

Core Conversation

Session Hash Tag

#mindcrowd

Short URL

lanyrd.com/scdgzy

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