Category Archives: Entertainment

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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Last Night’s MTV VMA’s Reminded Millions of Viewers About the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you don’t pay attention to pop music, you might not be aware that #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 is 1-800-273-8255. Yes, that’s the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and it’s also the title of a single from Logic. It’s a straightforward song about suicidality, in which Logic, Alessia Cara and […]

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This Disney Princess Illustration Series Advocates For Service Dogs

We’ve seen our share of Disney Princess reimaginings in our time — you know, what if Princesses were in your favorite video games? What if they were on The Simpsons? What if they lived in modern times? What if they were processed meat products? — but Arien Smith’s Disney Princess series is a little different. […]

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This Upcoming Adventure Zone Fanzine Supports LGBT Clinicians and Therapists of Color

If you’re a fan of the good good boys of The Adventure Zone, check out Outcast, But Never Alone. It’s an upcoming fanzine celebrating diversity in the Adventure Zone fandom, with proceeds going to mental health-related causes. If you’re an artist, the news is even better: submissions are open until Monday, July 17th. For the […]

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How Loss Shapes Our Favorite Superheroes

The Film Psychologist is a new YouTube channel that looks at the psychological underpinnings of popular films. In this video, loss is the topic at hand — specifically, how the loss of the Waynes, Uncle Ben and Pa Kent affect Batman, Spider-Man and Superman, respectively.

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Cry Baby Is a Comic About Finding the Courage to Move Forward

When you’re struggling, taking steps to get help can be scary — but those steps are also part of a journey that moves in the direction of a healthier, happier life. Shauna J. Grant shared the story of that journey in Cry Baby. You can find more of Grant’s work at ShaunaDraws.com, and her webcomic, […]

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Childline Gets Kids Talking – About Exploding Heads

Childline is a UK non-profit that provides a valuable, needed service, giving young people a place to call when they need emotional support. It doesn’t let that responsibility take all the fun out of its mission, though, as this video shows. This catchy, catchy video. Headbomz is a fantastic tune animated by the fantastic Aardman […]

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Even the End of the World Is a Chance for Connection in This Poem

“I’ve been hearing the world is ending,” begins Neil Hilborn’s ‘This is Not the End of the World.’ You’d be forgiven for thinking he’s talking about our current political climate, but this is a poem that he’s been performing since at least 2013. This poem isn’t about politics — it’s about mental health issues and […]

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This Cheery Short Helpfully Illustrates Two Kinds of Anxiety

Fears from Nata Metlukh on Vimeo. Fear and anxiety aren’t always bad things. Anxiety on its own can be a very sensible response to danger, part of your body’s natural defenses. But when it keeps you from enjoying safe, everyday experiences, it can be a problem — and that’s when it has the potential to […]

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