Tag Archives: eating disorders

Announcing a Partnership with Crisis Text Line

We’re happy to announce a new partnership with Crisis Text Line! It’s a free, 24/7, confidential text-messaging support line for people in crisis. You can text our keyword AFK to 741741 (US) and be connected with a live, trained Crisis Counselor. They cover a whole range of crises, from anxiety and depression, to eating disorders and […]

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Lindsey Stirling Shares Her Eating Disorder Story

Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist who rose to early fame with a series of amazing violin covers of themes from games and series like Assassin’s Creed, The Legend of Zelda and Skyrim. She’s also someone who’s had an eating disorder, and who’s happy to open up about it to help others. She recently sat […]

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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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Five Games That Deal With Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a sensitive topic, so much so that we rarely encounter media dealing with them outside of the occasional ‘very special episode.’ For National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, let’s look at a few games that have tackled the subject. Mangia, by Nina Freeman Nina Freeman is known for intensely personal games like How […]

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5 Times Costume Retailers Tried to Make Mental Health Stigma Sexy

Last week, Walmart came under fire for one of its Halloween costume accessories: the Razor Blade Suicide Scar Wound. An online petition brought the latex injury kit to the company’s attention. Walmart was quick to pull it, calling the accessory “appalling” distancing itself from the third-party seller responsible. The company noted that the costume “clearly […]

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Weekly INT Boost: A Game Cafe Run by a Neuroscientist and Other Stories

  Welcome to our weekly INT boost, a collection of the best mental health-related (or adjacent) stories you may have missed this week. This week is, unfortunately, another week where the bad news may be feeling like too much. If it is, remember to take care of your own health, and help others if you […]

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‘Consume Me’ Will Be a Colorful Exploration of Disordered Eating

via GIPHY Consume Me is an upcoming game about disordered eating. In it, you will literally balance your diet through carefully applied rules. The game’s creator, Jenny Jiao Hsia, is working on it as the capstone project of her BFA in game design at the NYU Game Center. “Games are just a collection of rules.” […]

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Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins Share a PSA for World Eating Disorders Action Day

Today is World Eating Disorders Action Day, a day to raise awareness, advocate for change, and dispose of stale myths. Myths like the idea that eating disorders are the sole provenance of young girls when 1 in 4 people coping with eating disorders are men, and middle-aged women are the fastest-growing segment of the population […]

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Our Complicated Relationships With Food Feature in This Upcoming Collaborative Game

Kaitlin Tremblay has created some particularly horrifying games about things like eating disorders, justified fears and anxieties, and insomnia. Now she’s working on something new, and she’s looking for collaborators to help. What Can I Get You? will be a collaborative Twine game about food, and–more importantly–our relationships with and around food. So, I have […]

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