Tag Archives: anxiety

If Anxiety Gives You Word Problems, This Comic Might Feel Familiar

Social anxiety and other mental health issues can make expressing yourself a challenge — which increases your anxiety — which makes expressing yourself even harder. This comic by Incidental Comics’ Grant Snider explores that particularly recursive issue.

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This Cheery Short Helpfully Illustrates Two Kinds of Anxiety

Fears from Nata Metlukh on Vimeo. Fear and anxiety aren’t always bad things. Anxiety on its own can be a very sensible response to danger, part of your body’s natural defenses. But when it keeps you from enjoying safe, everyday experiences, it can be a problem — and that’s when it has the potential to […]

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This Beautiful Short Explores Anxiety, Identity and Relationships

Anxiety can be a huge challenge in relationships, particularly when it keeps you from offering your partner the emotional support they need. This affects people of all sexual orientations, but there’s a host of reasons that anxiety can affect people in the LGBT community particularly, some of which come into play in this beautiful animated […]

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James of No Trades Finds (Dark) Humor in Depression

Enjoy the occasional laugh at your depression or anxiety’s expense? Head on over to James of No Trades. Artist James Regan tackles mental health with a good helping of cynicism for those days when you’re full up on inspiration. He nails the way humor can still thrive when you’re depressed. http://jamesfregan.tumblr.com/post/158890497385 He knows exactly how […]

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Vignettes, and Other Fidget Games

I’m a fidgeter, particularly when I’m anxious. I like to keep my hands busy. I used to tear up strips of paper before graduating to pens and fidget toys. On the go, I usually fidget with my phone. Fun, but distracting, and even more socially disruptive than clicking a pen over and over and- So […]

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Are You a Comic Creator Living With Anxiety? Check Out Sweaty Palms Vol. 2

If you’re a comic creator who has dealt with anxiety disorders in your daily life, here’s a great opportunity to tell your story: Sweaty Palms Vol. 2 is now accepting pitches for three to twelve-page autobiographical comics about anxiety. According to its editors, the goal of the comic anthology is to “raise awareness of mental […]

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‘Persona’ And The True Self

Years back, I bought a copy of Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call (also known as Nocturne in other regions), for the PlayStation 2. I was mainly excited about the guest appearance of Devil May Cry’s Dante – a character I loved to the point I would buy pretty much any game he’d appear in. A big fan of the turn-based […]

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Anxiety, Gaming and Outside Xbox

Gaming is often an escape for people. Whether you’re delving into a dragon-filled world like Skyrim or pretending to be Cristiano Ronaldo in FIFA, people like to forget about the often mundane nature of everyday life to be something or someone different. Since I moved away from home, playing video games has always been the […]

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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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