Data Visualisation: Open Sourcing Mental Illness

This viz won the Tableau Viz of the Day on 31/03/2017 with over 2000 views. It also won third place in the worldwide competition for #DataForACause


Data For a Cause is an exciting challenge for participants to contribute their data science / visualisation skills for a good cause. A Not-for-Profit organisation comes with a social issue and a relevant data set. Volunteers analyse the data for a week and come up with interesting insights or visualisation pieces. You can see their website here.

I had the chance to contribute this time for Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI) on the survey data they had collected. The survey was about mental health illness in tech jobs. I created a data visualisation for raising awareness on this issue to tech organisations. The most significant finding was that of all the respondents who had mental health issues, nearly half did not seek treatment. My main goal of the visualisation was to make people aware of this issue and help them reach out to OSMI to seek help.

The interactive version is here

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