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Discussion on: I'm a developer who hit a brick wall, Ask Me Anything!

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Daniel S. Reichenbach

So, we can derive a strategy here: clearly express what you want and what you do not want without hesitation.

It is also the most difficult thing to do, when you are suffering from mental Health issues (in my case that was and is depression).

I hope you have a decent social network to support you. If anything helped me, it was having Friends/Family that are always there.

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Johannes Ask Me Anything

Yes, I think that is quite a good summary. It's especially hard to do that when you depend a lot on the job too, something that I luckily have not had a huge issue with, but I'm sure a whole lot of people do!
If you have a possible fallback plan, it's easier to make demands! :)

I'm lucky to have a great supportive family, people who have had similar issues and people who I know love me. Without that, I'm not sure what I would have been now.

I think that having people who support you - and a social network outside of work - might be one of the most important things when it comes to mental health issues, something that I dread that there are a lot of people who do not have.