Category Archives: Stories

SciShow Psych Debunks Myths About Antidepressants

Medication isn’t the right choice for every person in every situation — let’s get that out of the way before we talk about this great video from SciShow Psych. If you’re dealing with depression, it’s important to talk to your doctors to figure out what’s best for you. But it can also be helpful to […]

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A Message of Hope on World Suicide Prevention Day

Over 42,000 people in the US took their own lives in 2014, according to the CDC, and far more make attempts. It’s the leading cause of preventable deaths in those age 10-34. Media portrayals of suicide range from glamorizing it as noble and romantic to selfish and weak-willed. Rarely do I see media portrayals that […]

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A Therapist Explains What Makes a Good Therapist

Looking for a therapist is a huge step, so it can be tempting to just stick with the first one you find – or at least the first one that doesn’t raise any big red flags. Our experts have some thoughts on how you can find a therapist and how to look for a good […]

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Don’t Forget Self-Care During Convention Season

If you’re getting ready for PAX West, Gen Con, Dragon Con or any other con this season, remember to take some time to consider how you’ll manage your self-care routine at the show. If you’re new to major conventions, it’s especially easy to let all your normal habits fall by the wayside, and while that […]

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Social Anxiety at Large Conventions

Editor’s note: In the lead up to Gen Con 2017, Gnome Stew’s Head Gnome, John Arcadian, shared this story about his experience with anxiety and the ways he’s found to support others in the gaming community who might be dealing with their own anxieties at major events. John has kindly allowed us to republish it […]

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Watch Jordan Raskopoulos Demolish the Idea that Confidence and Anxiety Can’t Coexist

It’s an understatement to say that Jordan Raskopoulos is comfortable on stage. She’s an outspoken comedian and lead singer of The Axis of Awesome, so stage fright would be something of a hindrance. Because of that, people tend to assume that she’s also outgoing in all parts of her life — and in this TED […]

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Claire Obscur Is a Delightful Animated Short That Deals With Grief

Claire Obscur is a lovely short about a young girl fighting the monster that haunts her nights, a heroic adventure that just so happens to deal directly with grief. Grief is a difficult subject to talk about, but it’s also something that most of us will experience at least a few times in our lives. […]

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Author John Green Shares His OCD Story

Author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) is promoting an upcoming book: Turtles All The Way Down, which will center on a teenage girl who is coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Fortunately for us, he decided to talk about his personal connection to that story in this episode of vlogbrothers. In it, Green […]

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In This Comic About Anxiety, Perseverance Is a Home Run

Some days, trying really, really hard just isn’t enough. Anxiety is unfair that way. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Setting small, achievable goals that require you to face your anxieties is a good start, and achieving them can make a serious difference. It can even help you start to overcome anxieties that feel […]

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That Time Deadpool Helped Someone Through Their Darkest Moment

As superheroes go, Deadpool is not the most inclined toward heroics. He’s a foul-mouthed mercenary who started his career as a ultra-violent villain. Since his shift to being a 4th-wall breaker, he still hasn’t been portrayed as a particularly good guy — even when he’s been shown to have a good heart somewhere under that […]

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