Tag Archives: depression

In This Web Series, People Tell Their Mental Health Stories in VR

While VR has long been used as a treatment for certain mental health issues, it’s only recently become a tool for self-expression. BBC Three has taken advantage of that opportunity for a fascinating series of videos. In ‘My Mental Health In VR,’ people tell their mental health stories while communicating their experience in VR. Using […]

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One Game Designer’s Story of Depression and Perseverance

My name is Keith Jordan, born and raised in New York City (The Bronx), and I am a game designer as well as a fellow gamer. I wanted to share my story in hopes that people in my similar diagnosis would be inspired to reach out and ask for help. I hope this story help […]

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Today is National Depression Screening Day

Today is National Depression Screening Day. If you’re concerned or curious about whether or not depression is a factor in your life, today might be a good day to look into the subject. In 2016, the US Preventive Services Task Force updated its depression screening guidelines to recommend the screening of depression for everyone 18 […]

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The Creator of ‘Please Knock On My Door’ Explains the Challenge of Writing a Game About Depression

When Michael Levall’s Please Knock On My Door was released in September, Eurogamer lauded it for its realistic handling of depression, noting that it’s “unnerving, because it’s all too real.” In an interview with The Daily Californian, creator Michael Levall reveals that there was a personal cost to writing such a true-to-life take on depression. […]

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Season Four of BoJack Horseman Stares Down Depression

BoJack Horseman has never shied away from hard truths. Since its first season, the Netflix original cartoon has explored substance use disorders, depression, Hollywood ennui, and many shades of trauma. In its fourth season, it confronts many of those issues more directly than ever before. In the past, we’ve seen factors that have led to […]

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This Artist’s Pigeons Make Us Feel Less Alone

If you need a reminder that you’re not alone, swing by Instagram to check out the many pigeon-filled creations of artist Chuck Mullin. Mullin illustrates comics filled with pigeons to share her thoughts on mental health, anxiety and self-care. Earlier this year, she spoke to The Mighty about her pigeon predilections: “It’s mainly as a […]

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SciShow Psych Debunks Myths About Antidepressants

Medication isn’t the right choice for every person in every situation — let’s get that out of the way before we talk about this great video from SciShow Psych. If you’re dealing with depression, it’s important to talk to your doctors to figure out what’s best for you. But it can also be helpful to […]

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‘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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