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Comment: Be consistent with treatment and actively manage s (Score 1) 218

by krisyan (#45762967) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?
I don't work in tech, but I do work with people who have mental illness. Being consistent with your medication and other treatment is something that is so important, but is easy to slip please up on. I would encourage you to speak to your treatment provider about developing a relapse prevention program. This would ideally include a fair amount of stress management. I would also encourage you to have an honest discussion with your family and treatment providers about how to handle the situation if you do have a relapse of symptoms, and write it all down in a mental health advance directive (this ensures your wishes are carried out if you are temporarily unable to make good decisions for yourself). If remembering pills is a problem for you, a long acting injectable might be an option. There are some good products that only require a monthly injection. They are pretty expensive, but there is help getting co-pays covered. It's also a chance to check I regularly with your treatment provider to discuss any problems you have. All of that said, it sounds like you know yourself pretty well and know what you need. I have confidence you can handle whatever situation comes up!

Comment: Re:Needless? (Score 1) 361

by krisyan (#45409045) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Communication Skills For Programmers?
I make it a point to get up and visit people in other areas once or twice a day. Just a quick 2-3 minute conversation goes a long way. I also make it a point to regularly find small ways to be helpful to other people. This builds relationships that go a long way toward getting things done, and making the work day a little bit nicer.

Comment: Re:Not Big Brother, and long overdue EAS extension (Score 1) 199

by krisyan (#44023125) Attached to: AT&T Rolls Out iPhone Wireless Emergency Alerts
I agree. I've gotten tornado warnings and flash flood warnings on my phone that I probably wouldn't have gotten as quickly otherwise. I love that it's based on my location so I don't get alerts for an area I'm not in, and miss alerts for the area I'm currently in. I also like that it forces me to acknowledge the message. A simple text message isn't enough to wake me up in the middle of the night, but I like that this will wake me up if there's a tornado warning. I like to think of it as a weather radio built into my phone.

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