Category Archives: Anxiety

If Anxiety Gives You Word Problems, This Comic Might Feel Familiar

Social anxiety and other mental health issues can make expressing yourself a challenge — which increases your anxiety — which makes expressing yourself even harder. This comic by Incidental Comics’ Grant Snider explores that particularly recursive issue.

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This Beautiful Short Explores Anxiety, Identity and Relationships

Anxiety can be a huge challenge in relationships, particularly when it keeps you from offering your partner the emotional support they need. This affects people of all sexual orientations, but there’s a host of reasons that anxiety can affect people in the LGBT community particularly, some of which come into play in this beautiful animated […]

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Are You a Comic Creator Living With Anxiety? Check Out Sweaty Palms Vol. 2

If you’re a comic creator who has dealt with anxiety disorders in your daily life, here’s a great opportunity to tell your story: Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 is now accepting pitches for three to twelve-page autobiographical comics about anxiety. According to its editors, the goal of the comic anthology is to “raise awareness of mental […]

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‘Persona’ And The True Self

Years back, I bought a copy of Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call (also known as Nocturne in other regions), for the PlayStation 2. I was mainly excited about the guest appearance of Devil May Cry’s Dante – a character I loved to the point I would buy pretty much any game he’d appear in. A big fan of the turn-based […]

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Anxiety, Gaming and Outside Xbox

Gaming is often an escape for people. Whether you’re delving into a dragon-filled world like Skyrim or pretending to be Cristiano Ronaldo in FIFA, people like to forget about the often mundane nature of everyday life to be something or someone different. Since I moved away from home, playing video games has always been the […]

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The Pros and Cons of Anti-Anxiety Medications

By Lida Turner, MD Anxiety isn’t always a disorder in need of treatment. “Anxiety” is a relatively vague term that is often used to describe worry, rather than a clinical diagnosis. Anxiety evolved to protect us from harm — if we didn’t have a fight or flight reaction, we’d have been killed off long ago […]

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How Does Joyable, an Online Program for Social Anxiety, Work? A VICE Reporter Finds Out

Finding an online program that can improve social anxiety might sound like a dream come true, particularly if your anxiety makes it hard to find and work with a therapist face to face. A simple, online solution for social anxiety is what Joyable promises. It’s an online program based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques […]

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This Comic Tells the 5-Page Story of a Panic Attack

http://kozodoods.tumblr.com/post/139963220999/my-comic-about-dealing-with-anxiety-and-panic Kirstyn Smith, an artist and student at SCAD, brings us this unusually serene vision of a panic attack. It’s for all those times when anxiety feels like a force of nature, coming and going on its own rhythms, completely ignoring your will. [Kirstyn Smith]

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The Author of ‘Divergent’ Shares Her Solutions for Anxiety

Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series, took the time yesterday to write about her struggles with anxiety. In some ways, her story will be familiar to a lot of people who work in the games industry: she created something that her fans had strong opinions about, and some of them shared those opinions in […]

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Fiction, Mental Health, and a Little Weekend Reading

My dream Sunday afternoon is a good book, a good cup of coffee, and a little sunshine filtering in through the window. Games just don’t give me quite the same sense of peace, you know? If you’re also looking for a good read for the weekend, Barnes & Noble has just published a great list […]

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