Category Archives: Stories

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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What Research Says about Psychotherapy

There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion out there about whether or not psychotherapy works, especially since some of the research seems contradictory. In this video, Hank Green of SciShow Psych breaks down the state of the research, and explains some of the factors that go into whether or not therapy works for individuals. If […]

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Beating Back Depression With Bloodborne

Bloodborne is a hopeless, dark pit of a game that punishes players at every turn — which is exactly why IGN’s Max Scoville says it helped him get through a period of depression. In this episode of Up at Noon, Scoville opens up about some of his mental health struggles, reminding viewers that they’re not […]

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First Episodes of CheckPoint Series Introduce Mental Health and Therapy

The wait is over: the CheckPoint Series is here. Our friends at CheckPoint, led by Dr. Jennifer Hazel, have released the first episodes of a web series that covers mental health and its impact in the video game industry. CheckPoint is an Australian non-profit that advocates for mental health in the video game industry, much […]

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The Power of Music

In 2002, shortly after I came out of the closet and life as I knew it was falling apart, I was driving home up a twisting, wooded, two-lane, mountainous highway. I was feeling lost, alone, and pointless. I began to drive about 80 mph and became aware of how easy it would be to simply […]

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Captain America Shares His Secret For Silencing Anxiety

Chris Evans hasn’t been quiet about his “noisy brain.” Anxiety is a long-standing issue for him, one he’s spoken to Rolling Stone about — and one that almost cost him his career-defining role. He recently tweeted this interview from Motivation Monday addressing that very experience. “Normally you do movies one at a time and if […]

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Feeling Those Winter Blues? Catch Up on the Science of SAD

If you’re prone to depression during the darker months of the year, you’re probably aware of — or diagnosed with — Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mood disorder that comes and goes or worsens with the seasons. You may also have heard that SAD “doesn’t exist,” which can be a frustrating thing to hear when […]

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Rick and Morty’s Creator Offers Wise Words About Depression

Dan Harmon has created some of the best geeky TV shows around, including “Rick and Morty,” “HarmonQuest,” and “Community.” Known for his shows’ often incisive humor, he certainly doesn’t shy away from getting serious when the situation calls for it. Case in point: Last week, one of Harmon’s Twitter followers reached out to ask him […]

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This TED Talk Makes a Powerful Argument Against Silence

Talking about our own mental health issues is a personal choice, one that isn’t right for everyone. But as producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen explores in this TED Residency talk, sharing your story can be even more powerful when you’re a member of a marginalized community where mental health stigma is especially strong. It […]

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Let Tanya X Short Teach You How to Make Games and Meet Deadlines Without Burning Out

Every year, indie developers get together to close out GDC by sharing their hard-earned expertise. The talks are always fantastic, and this year is no exception. Ta You can watch all ten talks in the video above, but let us draw your attention to one in particular: Tanya X. Short’s talk on meeting hard deadlines […]

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