“Hey, do you guys want to do an episode on mental health?” @BenHeise - Rally Security Ring Leader.
It was a little out of the blue. While we’ve become accustomed to the usual security news interspersed with unusual and frighteing levels of vulgarity, the Rally Security charter has always been one of sending uplifting messages to our fellow hackers. Simply put, we are all in this together. For me, the question was a timely one as I had just started on my own journey to combat the demons in my own head.
Ben’s intitial question combined with my own issues morphed into another question “Who else is feeling this way?” So I sent out an SOS and our people responded. A lot of them.
Depression, anxiety, addiction, schizophrenia, all happening in our community. People just like me, just wanting someone to talk to. I am not a doctor or anything close to a mental health expert, but I am one of those people flailing in the dark. This site and the stories contained herein are a flare shot up through that darkness, a signal that no matter how dark life can get, you are most certainly not alone.
More to come.