Category Archives: Other Issues

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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Claire Obscur Is a Delightful Animated Short That Deals With Grief

Claire Obscur is a lovely short about a young girl fighting the monster that haunts her nights, a heroic adventure that just so happens to deal directly with grief. Grief is a difficult subject to talk about, but it’s also something that most of us will experience at least a few times in our lives. […]

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Author John Green Shares His OCD Story

Author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) is promoting an upcoming book: Turtles All The Way Down, which will center on a teenage girl who is coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Fortunately for us, he decided to talk about his personal connection to that story in this episode of vlogbrothers. In it, Green […]

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Take Control of Your Time With These Scheduling Tips

Time management is a challenge for a lot of us. If you have ADHD, you’re probably dealing with a whole lot of executive function impairments that make time management a challenge — at best. Organization and time management can also be difficult for folks with autism spectrum disorder. When you’re depressed or dealing with chronic […]

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How Proteus Gave One Player Space Apart from His Drug Habit

Over at IndieHaven, Simon Rankin shares the story of how games lost their appeal while he was abusing habit-forming drugs, and how one game, Proteus, managed to hold his attention even so. Throughout the time I was using drugs I remained entirely functional, and I appeared to be in complete control to any casual observer, […]

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Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins Share a PSA for World Eating Disorders Action Day

Today is World Eating Disorders Action Day, a day to raise awareness, advocate for change, and dispose of stale myths. Myths like the idea that eating disorders are the sole provenance of young girls when 1 in 4 people coping with eating disorders are men, and middle-aged women are the fastest-growing segment of the population […]

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