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Anxiety and Me

Anxiety has been my constant companion for almost as long as I can recall.  Learning how to understand it and use it effectively has taken most of my life.  As a teen, my anxiety prevented me from really living my life. Yet, as an adult, I learned that anxiety gives me mental energy, and I […]

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How Depression and Anxiety Led Me To Build a Community

I’ve been suffering from depression for as long as I can remember. I wasn’t truly diagnosed until I was nineteen and in college (where I could get free counseling). But I knew something was up for a while. I recall being about five and bursting into tears seemingly out of nowhere and then asking my […]

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How Majora’s Mask Helped a Game Creator Through Death Anxiety

Death is a concept few of us are comfortable with. For most people, being afraid of dying isn’t something that directly impacts our days and nights. It might inform our decisions or get us thinking dark thoughts from time to time, but mostly, it doesn’t come up. For some people, the idea of dying provokes […]

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Why Does Subnautica’s Terrifying Alien Ocean Calm My Anxiety?

Like many people, I find the idea of the deep ocean terrifying. Unfathomable depths, strange, alien creatures — everything that makes Thalassophobia tick. So here’s a strange thing: the most calming game I’ve played in ages is a game about those unfathomable depths and alien creatures. Subnautica isn’t a gentle game. It starts with a […]

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Captain America Shares His Secret For Silencing Anxiety

Chris Evans hasn’t been quiet about his “noisy brain.” Anxiety is a long-standing issue for him, one he’s spoken to Rolling Stone about — and one that almost cost him his career-defining role. He recently tweeted this interview from Motivation Monday addressing that very experience. “Normally you do movies one at a time and if […]

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12 Days of Self Care: Living With Anxiety

On the sixth day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, John Phipps shares his own story — one that’s familiar to many of us. For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check back every day. Hello, fellow GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) sufferer. […]

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12 Days of Self Care: Planning For Anxiety

On the second day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, Take This volunteer Ryan Skimmons digs into the subject of holiday anxiety.  For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check back every day. During the holidays, we all experience some amount […]

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A Game Dev Shares His History of Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome can file away at our accomplishments, inserting doubt where we should see success. Over on Medium, game developer Stuart Lilford digs deep into his career history to explore the many ways impostor syndrome has been part of his life. (If you’re caught by the paywall, the article can also be read on Gamasutra.) […]

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Don’t Miss This Panel on Mental Health in Tabletop RPGs

We recently brought you our panel from TwitchCon, which addressed building supportive communities for mental health while streaming. Here’s another TwitchCon panel you won’t want to miss out on: Mental Health and Tabletop Role-Playing Games. Moderator KelsaDelphi brought together panelists Kent Sheely, Tristarae, Adam Koebel and Andrew Gillis to talk about how mental health impacts […]

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Soteria Brings “Anxiety Conquering” Game Design to VR

Last year, we took a peek at Soteria – Dreams as Currency, a promising-looking game about embracing and facing one’s anxieties. Its creators at Deep Games Laboratory are now taking their unique approach to virtual reality, where they hope to immerse players more thoroughly in the game. Soteria is based on the work of Anxiety […]

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