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Understanding Aqua’s Depression in Kingdom Hearts

“Just let go of everything and fade into the darkness.“ “Is there any point in continuing this fight?“ “No one can save you. And no one wants to.“ -Aqua, Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage “No one cares about you.” “People would be so much happier without you here.” -Me, when […]

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What Kingdom Hearts Taught Me About Handling Mental Illness

“Yeah, there’s darkness inside me, just like you said. But darkness is my enemy! And you are, too, for making everything around here reek of it!“” -Riku, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 As a kid, I never owned a PlayStation. My family’s budget never prioritized a game console after they bought the Nintendo Entertainment System on sale […]

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Kingdom Hearts II Gave Me Hope

My name is not really important for this article, but some background about me is that I’m a 22-year-old student studying game development in Worcester, Massachusetts. I was first diagnosed with depression along with general anxiety disorder when I was 12 years old. Which means I’ve been living with an official for diagnosis for almost […]

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