Category Archives: Stories

Rick and Morty’s Creator Offers Wise Words About Depression

Dan Harmon has created some of the best geeky TV shows around, including “Rick and Morty,” “HarmonQuest,” and “Community.” Known for his shows’ often incisive humor, he certainly doesn’t shy away from getting serious when the situation calls for it. Case in point: Last week, one of Harmon’s Twitter followers reached out to ask him […]

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This TED Talk Makes a Powerful Argument Against Silence

Talking about our own mental health issues is a personal choice, one that isn’t right for everyone. But as producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen explores in this TED Residency talk, sharing your story can be even more powerful when you’re a member of a marginalized community where mental health stigma is especially strong. It […]

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Let Tanya X Short Teach You How to Make Games and Meet Deadlines Without Burning Out

Every year, indie developers get together to close out GDC by sharing their hard-earned expertise. The talks are always fantastic, and this year is no exception. Ta You can watch all ten talks in the video above, but let us draw your attention to one in particular: Tanya X. Short’s talk on meeting hard deadlines […]

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Here’s a Quick Productivity Hack for Perfectionists

Perfectionism is often touted as a good thing — a drive that keeps us striving harder for better results. But as anyone who’s struggled with perfectionism knows, it’s often more likely to be crushing to productivity. It inspires procrastination, it goes hand in hand with anxiety and other mental health issues, and it’s even closely […]

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Feeling Those Post-Con Blues? You’re Not Alone

If you just got back from PAX Aus and you’re feeling a bit down, don’t worry — you’re far from alone. A lot of us come back from big events feeling off in ways that can’t be solely attributed to too much walking, too much junk food, and not nearly enough water or sleep. Gizmodo […]

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In This Video, a Take This Supporter Shares Her Message of Hope

Last week, on World Mental Health Day, we asked the Take This family to share their messages of hope. So many of you came through with wonderful messages. In this video on her new YouTube channel, Mica, a long-time Take This supporter, shares her own message of hope in a very personal story. She talks […]

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In This Web Series, People Tell Their Mental Health Stories in VR

While VR has long been used as a treatment for certain mental health issues, it’s only recently become a tool for self-expression. BBC Three has taken advantage of that opportunity for a fascinating series of videos. In ‘My Mental Health In VR,’ people tell their mental health stories while communicating their experience in VR. Using […]

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How to ADHD’s Jessica McCabe Shares Her Story With TEDxBratislava

Jessica McCabe has built a successful YouTube business talking about her experiences with ADHD and giving advice, comfort and hope to hundreds of thousands of viewers and subscribers. But in a recent talk at TEDxBratislava, she explains just how challenging that process has been. Even with an early diagnosis, medication and family support, McCabe struggled […]

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One Game Designer’s Story of Depression and Perseverance

My name is Keith Jordan, born and raised in New York City (The Bronx), and I am a game designer as well as a fellow gamer. I wanted to share my story in hopes that people in my similar diagnosis would be inspired to reach out and ask for help. I hope this story help […]

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After a Bipolar Diagnosis, a Comedian Finds Meaning in ‘Prey’

Over at Paste, comedian and author Brock Wilbur shares the story of how Prey (2017) helped him confront his newly-diagnosed bipolar disorder. It’s an essential piece of writing on games and mental health, so continue over to Paste to read the whole, substantial thing. But if you’re still reading this and yot haven’t already gone […]

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