Category Archives: Depression

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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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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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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One Game Designer’s Story of Depression and Perseverance

My name is Keith Jordan, born and raised in New York City (The Bronx), and I am a game designer as well as a fellow gamer. I wanted to share my story in hopes that people in my similar diagnosis would be inspired to reach out and ask for help. I hope this story help […]

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Today is National Depression Screening Day

Today is National Depression Screening Day. If you’re concerned or curious about whether or not depression is a factor in your life, today might be a good day to look into the subject. In 2016, the US Preventive Services Task Force updated its depression screening guidelines to recommend the screening of depression for everyone 18 […]

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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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In This Comic, Holding On Has Its Own Power

Sometimes hope is hard to come by, and rescue doesn’t seem to be coming. When that happens, it might be all we can do to hold on. As this comic from artist Lauren Baldo shows us, holding on can also be enough. Even when we don’t expect change, it can find us. You can find […]

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In This Comic, Depression Is a Balancing Act

From illustrator Kotaline Jones, a comic about the ups, downs, and in-betweens of depression. You can find more comics and illustrations from Kotaline Jones on her website. Her work deals with mental health, sexuality, and self-discovery — and the occasional video game, too.

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A Look Back at Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Treatment of Depression

In a particularly deep cut for Birth. Movies. Death., Siddhant Adlakha takes a look at 1995’s best-known anime series: Neon Genesis Evangelion. While the article by necessity gets into topics of mecha, clones, aliens and the end of the world, that’s all in service of more human topics: depression, identity, and self-acceptance. Spoilers for Evangelion, […]

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