Co(p|d)ing with depression

Sean Moran-Richards

I struggle with depression, like a lot of people (a lot more than you might think too). I use code to help myself cope. It helps me because:

  • I like doing it, so I can trick myself into being productive
  • the test-code-refactor cycle is a positive feedback loop
  • code is a safe, non-judgemental thing I can completely dive into without fear of rejection

I share my experience not because I think my methods of coping will work for every other developer with depression, but because I hope they might for some; and because I think we should be more open and transparent about depression. It's a thing, a lot of us deal with it, and that's normal.

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