Tag Archives: anxiety

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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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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