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We Need to Talk About Mental Illness – But Not Because of High-Profile Violence

Imagine a disheveled man sitting alone on a street in a major metropolitan area. He’s conversing with and yelling at people, though the people he’s talking with and yelling at don’t appear to be there. As people pass, they give this man a wide berth because they’re scared of him. Pretty understandable, right? You don’t […]

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How Night In The Woods Normalizes Mental Health Issues

For all the ways game creators portray mental health issues, treating them like normal, everyday parts of life is pretty far down the list. Mental illness can be portrayed as a precursor to villainy, it can be handled with complex meters and mechanics, or it can be the main subject of a game. It’s rarely […]

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Twitch Builds Positivity With the Help of Mister Rogers and TwitchUnity

Current events are stressful right now, to put it mildly. If you need to take a short breather, swing by Twitch, where 886 episodes of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” are currently streaming. Starting in 1963 and continuing for 31 seasons, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” taught generations of children about compassion (for others and themselves), honesty, trust, and […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Director Talks Mental Health and Misfits

It’s safe to say Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened well. At $145 million on its first weekend, it falls within the top 20 opening weekends of all time. Not a bad start for the second outing of a space-faring band of misfits. Writer and director James Gunn was quick to celebrate with a […]

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Weekly INT Boost – One Down, Six to Go

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. This week we have a look at the people trying to improve depictions in the media, thoughts on why we constantly check our phones, and — oh yeah — coverage of our AFK Room crowdfunding campaign! Mental health group aims to […]

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Fiction, Mental Health, and a Little Weekend Reading

My dream Sunday afternoon is a good book, a good cup of coffee, and a little sunshine filtering in through the window. Games just don’t give me quite the same sense of peace, you know? If you’re also looking for a good read for the weekend, Barnes & Noble has just published a great list […]

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VICE on Music, Mental Health, and All the Ways They Come Together

Music can have a massive impact on our mental state. Like many people, I keep playlists of music for specific purposes: music that helps me focus when I write, music that lets me get into character for Dungeons & Dragons sessions, music for when I want to relax, and music for when I need an […]

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‘The Face of PTSD’ Will Tell Veterans’ Stories to Tear Down Stereotypes

The Face of PTSD Indiegogo Trailer from Malka MG on Vimeo. A new documentary aims to show the reality of life with PTSD for veterans across America, a situation that too often involves dealing with stereotypes of violence and unpredictable danger. The Face of PTSD wants to help break down those stereotypes and show what […]

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‘Marie and Worrywart’ Paints Anxiety as a Critical Friend Who Just Won’t Leave

Looking for a cute comic that’s all about how it feels when anxiety takes up residence in your life? Check out Marie and Worrywart. The 32-page comic is semi-autobiographical, according to creator Jenn Woodall. Marie is an ordinary young woman just trying to live her life, work in comics, and spend time with friends. Worrywart […]

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One Author Brings Neurodiversity to the Apocalypse

If you’re neurotypical and able-bodied, apocalyptic scenarios can be fun thought exercises. You probably know the one: where would you go if the dead were rising? A wholesale warehouse, the mall, a top-floor apartment? Who would you trust to have your back? What would you stockpile for food, weapons, and long-term survival? If you have […]

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