Tag Archives: depression

‘Please Knock On My Door’ Gets a Release Date and a Compelling New Trailer

On September 7th, we’ll finally get to play Please Knock On My Door. This exploration of life with depression has been on our radar since early last year. It began as a personal story of the mental health experiences of its creator, Michael Levall, and has since grown into what seems to be a broader […]

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This Research-Backed Online Tool Hopes to Banish Negative Thought Patterns

When a situation have a few possible outcomes — say, asking a friend for a favor — do you tend to assume the worst will happen? Not that they’ll be happy to help out, but that they’ll secretly resent you? That sort of negative thinking isn’t uncommon when you’re coping with anxiety, depression and other […]

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Depression, Music and Stories Come Together in the Creation of ‘Where the Water Tastes Like Wine’

Where The Water Tastes Like Wine is an upcoming game from Johnnemann Nordhagen, co-founder of Fullbright Studios (Gone Home). It explores a Great Depression-era America steeped in mythology and folklore. Nordhagen recently spoke to Paste Magazine about his inspirations and process for creating the stories within the game. As he explains, it was within depression […]

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In This Comic, Holding On Has Its Own Power

Sometimes hope is hard to come by, and rescue doesn’t seem to be coming. When that happens, it might be all we can do to hold on. As this comic from artist Lauren Baldo shows us, holding on can also be enough. Even when we don’t expect change, it can find us. You can find […]

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How Persona 5’s Mechanics Handle Depression Better Than Its Story

Persona 5┬áhas taken its toll on me. I put in about 50 hours before eventually just taking almost two month off and playing something else. When I finally came back this past week, I decided that I had to finish it so I could move on to other titles on my PS4 backlog. Finally finishing […]

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The Sidcourse Finds Novel Connections Between Games and Mental Health

Overviews of mental health and gaming are wonderful — they inspire people to talk about their own experiences, to create games on the subject, to push back against stigma. This video from Sidcourse is a particularly refreshing look at the subject, taking a few novel angles. Night in the Woods, Dark Souls and Tom Clancy’s […]

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In ‘Indygo,’ Depression Restricts Our World to a Single Room

What do you do when you’re trapped in a single room in a video game? You escape, right? But in Indygo, an upcoming game from Pigmentum Game Studio, a single room is your whole world. You play a painter who is trapped in isolation that’s been brought on by depression. He hasn’t left his studio […]

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Men Break Down the Cost of Masculinity and Stigma

Psychology student and vlogger LikeKristen uses her YouTube channel to talk about her own experiences with mental health issues, but recently she turned the camera over to three of her friends to cover an experience she can’t speak on: the stigma surrounding men’s mental health. In this video, Paul Roth, Ryan Barnes and Chris Bullock […]

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Cry Baby Is a Comic About Finding the Courage to Move Forward

When you’re struggling, taking steps to get help can be scary — but those steps are also part of a journey that moves in the direction of a healthier, happier life. Shauna J. Grant shared the story of that journey in Cry Baby. You can find more of Grant’s work at ShaunaDraws.com, and her webcomic, […]

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Even the End of the World Is a Chance for Connection in This Poem

“I’ve been hearing the world is ending,” begins Neil Hilborn’s ‘This is Not the End of the World.’ You’d be forgiven for thinking he’s talking about our current political climate, but this is a poem that he’s been performing since at least 2013. This poem isn’t about politics — it’s about mental health issues and […]

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