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Discussion on: Taking care of your emotional health - a dev's guide

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shymi

I think, that mental well-being is too underestimated. I had a lot of personal problems combined with work chaos from the start of the year and it took me over 6 months to get to a semi-stable state(still working on it). The lowest I've reached during this period was when nothing I loved doing gave me any pleasure, I was constantly at home during weekends and even some suicidal thoughts came to mind. We(as people, not as devs/qas or any kind of techies here) must always put ourselves first, especially our mental and physical health, and everything else must be secondary.

Thank you for the great article and for bringing up this huge lurking problem to light.

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Daragh Byrne Author

"We(as people, not as devs/qas or any kind of techies here) must always put ourselves first, especially our mental and physical health, and everything else must be secondary."

  • This is exactly it! Well phrased. I'm sorry you had such a difficult time of it, but I'm glad you are finding a way through. I hope you've found appropriate supports for your journey.