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Why This Streamer Opened Her Channel Up For Mental Health Conversations

At their best, our online communities can be sources of strength. At their worst, they can tear us down and do their best to destroy us. Twitch streamer Alinity has found herself at both those extremes in recent years, and this month, she’s opening up about the experience. A week ago, Alinity shared the video […]

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How Games, TV and Film Get Schizophrenia Wrong

Mental health often gets a bad reputation from the media. When I was diagnosed with schizophrenia, I had no idea how misrepresented and misunderstood the condition really was. The symptoms of schizophrenia are exaggerated to an extreme degree in movies and shows alike. The portrayal of schizophrenics as violent killers is incredibly damaging to people […]

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‘Tiger’s Toe’ Reminds Us to Take the Good Days as They Come

Living with mental health issues is an ongoing challenge, one that can take more from us than people realize. For Mental Health Awareness Month, illustrator Tevy Khou shared this personal story about life with depression, anxiety and PTSD, and the cost of those struggles. Hope is healing, and it’s important to hold onto it — […]

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‘Persona’ And The True Self

Years back, I bought a copy of Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call (also known as Nocturne in other regions), for the PlayStation 2. I was mainly excited about the guest appearance of Devil May Cry’s Dante – a character I loved to the point I would buy pretty much any game he’d appear in. A big fan of the turn-based […]

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Anxiety, Gaming and Outside Xbox

Gaming is often an escape for people. Whether you’re delving into a dragon-filled world like Skyrim or pretending to be Cristiano Ronaldo in FIFA, people like to forget about the often mundane nature of everyday life to be something or someone different. Since I moved away from home, playing video games has always been the […]

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