Tag Archives: anxiety

Games Are Healing My Dumb Brain – How Bit Bash Gave One Artist a Community

In early September of 2014, I was standing outside of a Threadless warehouse with a friend that had invited me to Chicago’s newest indie games festival. This was Bit Bash’s first year, and it was aiming on creating a community-focused, inclusive space to showcase local and international games alike. I had no idea what to […]

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How TV’s ‘This Is Us’ Impressed Viewers With a Panic Attack

Television shows don’t always do a great job of portraying mental illnesses. A few particularly horrendous examples come to mind. Lately, though, mental health issues are being portrayed with increasing care. Take last week’s episode of This Is Us, which has gotten rave reviews from people with anxiety and panic disorders. One of the show’s […]

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Rooster Teeth Gets Deep Into Mental Health

The folks on Rooster Teeth’s Always Open are willing to talk about just about anything, but in last week’s episode they got particularly personal as they dished about mental health. Barbara Dunkelman, Blaine Gibson and Mariel Salcedo brought therapist and YouTuber Kati Morton to answer questions and have a thorough chat about their own issues, […]

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Let This Comic Remind You to Be Kind to Future You

From comic artist Sophie Labelle, a good reminder: when we’re doing well, it’s important to prepare for the hard days. Be kind to your future self, if you can. You can find more of Labelle’s Assigned Male comics on Facebook. They’re also available for sale on Etsy.

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A Beautiful Look at the Isolation of Depression and Anxiety

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 […]

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5 Daily Habits That Can Help With Depression and Anxiety

Youtuber bignoknow has been talking about his experiences with depression, anxiety and depersonalization on his YouTube channel for the past four years, documenting the ups and downs alongside workout tips and other health videos. In this video, he carves years of personal experience with depression down into five simple things you can do every day […]

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In Yuri!!! On Ice, Mental Health Takes a Lead Role

I’m a little late to the Yuri!!! on Ice party — it took a few weeks of my entire Twitter feed turning into heart-eyes emojis and squealing before I gave it a look. From everyone’s reactions, I’d assumed that it was a fluffy, adorable sports anime without much depth — not a deterrent, because those […]

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This Poem Captures The Challenge of Explaining Our Mental Health Issues

Sabrina Benaim’s “Explaining Depression to My Mother” is a powerful piece about trying to explain something as big as mental illness to someone who doesn’t understand. Mom says, “Where did anxiety come from?” Anxiety is the cousin visiting from out-of-town depression felt obligated to bring to the party. Mom, I am the party. Only I […]

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Trouble Sleeping? ‘Calming Lia’ Wants to Help

In an ideal world, we’d all practice good sleep hygiene and set our phones aside at least an hour before bed — especially those of us prone to anxiety. Anxiety can mean we spend more time on our devices, leading to worse sleep, which may in turn contribute to anxiety. So if you can, it’s […]

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In This Webcomic, Mental Health and Hope Share the Stage

Earlier this year, illustrator Vicky Leta launched the webcomic Generic Lottery. It’s a personal look at mental health, or as she puts it, at “depression, dating, and being a dingus in your mid 20s.” In it, she perfectly captures the frustration of knowing that anxiety isn’t rational and not being able to do anything about […]

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