Tag Archives: Asylum Jam

Asylum Jam Has Begun, So Start Your Stigma-Free Horror Game

If you’ve been thinking about participating in Asylum Jam, the annual horror game jam that fights mental health stigma, it’s time to get started — the jam is now underway. This year’s optional theme is “Escape Room,” but that’s just a prompt. Asylum Jam’s one big rule is much more important: 1.) You should not […]

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Asylum Jam is Back to Break Down Mental Health Stigma in Horror Games

Horror games and horror movies are notorious for casually using the most stigmatizing portrayals of mental health issues. They’re set in asylums where atrocities are committed. They make monsters of people with mental health issues, and they give their villains mental health diagnoses like psychosis or schizophrenia as an explanation for their extreme villainy. And […]

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