This is the list of questions I sent out to all the respondants of my Twitter post. One set is for people dealing with their own MH issue. The second is for those supporting someone with a MH issue.

I encourage anyone else browsing this site to fill out your answers and send them to me at akacki@pcwf.co. If you want some privacy my key can be found at https://keybase.io/akacki

For those with a mental illness

Do you wish to remain anon?

Are you suffereing from a mental illness or supporting someone who is?

What is your gender? (Male/Female/Other)

What is the nature of your illness? (Describe)

What area of technology/security are you in? (Describe)

Has your issue affected your work? (Yes/No)

How has your illness/issue affected your work? (Describe)

Have any co-workers that were aware been generally supportive of you with this issue? (Yes/No)

Have your friends been generally supportive of you with this issue? (Yes/No)

Has your family been generally supportive of you with this issue? (Yes/No)

How long have you had this issue? (Yes/No)

How long have you recognized that you were affected by this issue? (Describe)

Does your family have a history of being affected by this issue? (Yes/No)

Do you see a therapist? (Yes/No)

If seeing a therapist, how long after you recognized you had an issue did you realize that you needed to seek professional help? (Describe)

What was the hardest thing about seeking help? (Describe)

If you don’t have professional help, how do you cope? (Describe)

Do you self medicate/use substances? (Yes/No)

What are you most afraid of? (Describe)

What makes you hopeful? (Describe)

Would you be interested in joining a Slack channel dedicated to MH issues? (Yes/No)

Would you allow us to share this anonymized data with MH researchers? (Yes/No)

Are there any other questions we missed that you would want asked of you or that you would like to ask others dealing with mental health issues?

Other Comments.

For those supporting someone with a mental illness

Do you with to remain anon?

What is your gender? (Male/Female/Other)

What area of technology/security are you in? (Describe)

How has supporting someone with a mental illness impacted your life? (depression, anxiety, addiction)

What’s been the most difficult part of supporting someone with a mental illness?

How has your illness/issue affected your work? (Describe)

Do you see a therapist? (Yes/No)

What are you most afraid of in terms of the issues you’ve seen others go through? (Describe)

What makes you hopeful? (Describe)

What advice do you have to other people who are supporting people with a mental illness?

Would you be interested in joining a Slack channel dedicated to MH issues? (Yes/No)

Are there any other questions we missed that you would want asked of you or that you would like to ask others dealing with mental health issues?

Other Comments.