Category Archives: Anxiety

Social Anxiety at Large Conventions

Editor’s note: In the lead up to Gen Con 2017, Gnome Stew’s Head Gnome, John Arcadian, shared this story about his experience with anxiety and the ways he’s found to support others in the gaming community who might be dealing with their own anxieties at major events. John has kindly allowed us to republish it […]

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Watch Jordan Raskopoulos Demolish the Idea that Confidence and Anxiety Can’t Coexist

It’s an understatement to say that Jordan Raskopoulos is comfortable on stage. She’s an outspoken comedian and lead singer of The Axis of Awesome, so stage fright would be something of a hindrance. Because of that, people tend to assume that she’s also outgoing in all parts of her life — and in this TED […]

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In This Comic About Anxiety, Perseverance Is a Home Run

Some days, trying really, really hard just isn’t enough. Anxiety is unfair that way. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Setting small, achievable goals that require you to face your anxieties is a good start, and achieving them can make a serious difference. It can even help you start to overcome anxieties that feel […]

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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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