[hackerspaces] Meetup about Geeks and Depression in Los Angeles

Mike Outmesguine mikeout at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 07:10:39 CET 2011

On this email list, there has been some discussion about geeks and depression, including in-person meetups in the Bay Area. I'd like to offer up Crash Space (a Los Angeles hackerspace) as a place to meet in person for the Los Angeles area. 

I'm scheduling a G & D meetup at Crash Space for this Wednesday the 21st at 8:00 pm. Wintertime and the holidays can be a trying time, especially if one is already feeling drained and depressed. If you are suffering, please reach out. 

> If you would like to come and talk about depression, or suicide, or share your story, or a friend's story, you are welcome to join us.

If you would like to join us to listen, that's okay too. 

Location: 10526 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA
URL: http://crashspace.org


PS: There will be cookies!

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com>
> Date: December 11, 2011 9:27:24 PM PST
> To: hackerspaces-discuss <discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org>
> Subject: [hackerspaces] Geeks & Depression meetup #2
> Reply-To: Hackerspaces General Discussion List <discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org>
> The first meetup last week attracted a quite a decent size group. And by the end, the discussion was actually quite lively. And people told me that they went home glad that they came.
> We decided to have another meetup, this time on Wednesday, 7:30pm. At No Starch Press. 38 Ringold St (near Civic Center BART), San Francisco.
> If you would like to come and talk about depression, or suicide, or share your story, or a friend's story, you are welcome to join us.
> We have a Google Groups that you are also welcome to join:
> http://groups.google.com/group/geeksanddepression
> I have received more emails than I can count saying that people wish that there was a meetup like this nearby where they live.  I would like to invite you to start a meetup in your home town.  It is well worth the small effort.  Here is what to do:
>      - put out the word everywhere to let people know of the meetup
>      - buy a few cookies and drinks and kleenex
>      - introduce the meetup by asking everyone to keep all stories confidential
>      - let everyone know that when someone is talking that it is best to listen
>      - share your story
>      - ask others if they would like to say something
>      - before people leave, ask if they would like another meetup, and if so, set a day/time/place, and maybe start an email list
> Together, we create the strong, wonderful community that all of us socially awkward geeks feel really good being a part of.
> Thanks,
> Mitch.
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