In a particularly deep cut for Birth. Movies. Death., Siddhant Adlakha takes a look at 1995’s best-known anime series: Neon Genesis Evangelion. While the article by necessity gets into topics of mecha, clones, aliens and the end of the world, that’s all in service of more human topics: depression, identity, and self-acceptance. Spoilers for Evangelion, […]
Category Archives: Depression
Today, we have a comic from Claudia Rinofner to remind us to celebrate even the smallest signs of growth or recovery. This comic was originally posted on Rinofner’s website and is reposted with her generous permission. You can find more of her work at Polterink.
Sometimes what developers put into their games is less important than what we take away. For instance, Dontnod Entertainment put a lot of thought into its portrayals of bullying, depression and suicidality into Life Is Strange, but that wasn’t what helped developer Jake Durasamy deal with his depression. In an article at The Sixth Axis, […]
I’m tired and I don’t want to talk about it. Laying down on the sofa and scrolling around Netflix seems to be all I can do. Nonetheless, I can’t pick anything. All possible options look dull. Any physical movement seems like a waste of energy. I resign to watching the color white on the wall […]
http://thisishangingrockcomics.tumblr.com/post/114450083173/just-a-quick-sloppy-little-thing-cause-i-met-with Taylor-Ruth is an artist who shares her comics, poems and other work on Tumblr. Here, she offers us a good reminder that while health and happiness are both worth working toward, they are not always the same goal.
Way back at GDC 2011, game developer Michael Todd (Electronic Super Joy) stood up to talk about depression and game development. Haven’t seen it? Luckily, it’s still available for free in the GDC Vault. If you’re a game developer who copes with depression, you should definitely give it a watch — especially if you work […]
http://mareliini.tumblr.com/post/153139394292/a-comic-about-stuff Depression and anxiety aren’t often beautiful experiences, and this comic doesn’t pretend otherwise — but it sure does a gorgeous job of portraying the isolation so often inherent in those two very different mental health issues. It was created by Mareliini, a Finnish artist and comic creator. You can find more of their work […]
In this extremely personal and honest GDC 2016 talk, Framed director Joshua Boggs opens about his mental health. Boggs talks about how validation, attention and recognition were major goals for him in his game development career, and how the release of Framed sent him into a period of deep depression. That isn’t because Framed did […]
Last month, Kristen Bell opened up about her struggles with mental health issues on Off Camera with Sam Jones. She spoke about her mother, who gave her an understanding of depression that allowed her to seek help without shame, and her grandmother, who was an early electroconvulsive therapy patient. Either that was the first step […]
“An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure” is a great aphorism, isn’t it? It’s the whole ethos of preventative medicine — exercise and eat well now, and avoid a host of health problems down the line. But when it comes to mental health, we often focus on preventing symptoms like panic […]