Category Archives: Suicide

Should We Be Able to Trust Siri With Our Mental Health?

We ask a lot of our digital assistants. Mine sets my alarms, takes down all my appointments, and turns my lights on and off. She doesn’t offer much help with my mental health, though. Nor can she, according to a new study. The study, recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, examined all major conversational agents […]

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Introspective Comics demystifies the idea of psychiatric hospitals

Psychiatric hospitals don’t see a lot of positive representation in the media. There’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with its indictments of authoritarianism or Girl, Interrupted with its indictment of conformity. There are dozens of horror movies and games that plumb our worse fears about institutionalization. It can be hard to escape the idea […]

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Robin Williams, suicide, and being a coward.

By: Susan Arendt Robin Williams died yesterday at the age of 63, apparently taking his own life after dealing with long-term serious depression. This was heartbreaking news for many people, as Williams’ career was built on bringing happiness and laughter to audiences. He was Mork, he was the Genie, he was Mrs. Doubtfire, and he […]

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Behind a Glass Wall

By: Deborah Dalcin Almost as far back as I can remember, I suspected something was wrong with me. As a child I was quietly critical of my body and general mannerisms. I would study other girls in my class and wonder why I wasn’t pretty too. I wasn’t hideous, or ugly, I looked like a […]

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The Cave in My Chest

By: Brenna Beattie Today, I found out that someone in the gaming community, someone I admire greatly, committed suicide. It’s the second time someone I cherish has done so and the sixth time I’ve considered doing the same. Let me start out by saying this: most people think I am the last person to think about […]

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Kingdom Hearts II Gave Me Hope

My name is not really important for this article, but some background about me is that I’m a 22-year-old student studying game development in Worcester, Massachusetts. I was first diagnosed with depression along with general anxiety disorder when I was 12 years old. Which means I’ve been living with an official for diagnosis for almost […]

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