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Watch ‘How to Weep In Public’ For Hilarious Women Talking Frankly About Depression

I’ve been reading Jacqueline Novak’s How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression From One Who Knows, enjoying her refreshingly irreverent insights on mental health issues. Imagine my delight to discover that she filmed a six-part web series of funny, frank conversations about depression with friends, family and therapists. Novak isn’t here to promote […]

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Looking at Mental Health Issues Through the Lens of Attention

Are All Mental Illnesses Related? from The Atlantic on Vimeo. In this video, The Atlantic shares the theories of Dr. David Kessler, the former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Kessler proposes that mental illness is an issue of capture – what captures and holds our attention. In this way, addiction could be […]

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The Author of ‘Divergent’ Shares Her Solutions for Anxiety

Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series, took the time yesterday to write about her struggles with anxiety. In some ways, her story will be familiar to a lot of people who work in the games industry: she created something that her fans had strong opinions about, and some of them shared those opinions in […]

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Fiction, Mental Health, and a Little Weekend Reading

My dream Sunday afternoon is a good book, a good cup of coffee, and a little sunshine filtering in through the window. Games just don’t give me quite the same sense of peace, you know? If you’re also looking for a good read for the weekend, Barnes & Noble has just published a great list […]

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One Author Brings Neurodiversity to the Apocalypse

If you’re neurotypical and able-bodied, apocalyptic scenarios can be fun thought exercises. You probably know the one: where would you go if the dead were rising? A wholesale warehouse, the mall, a top-floor apartment? Who would you trust to have your back? What would you stockpile for food, weapons, and long-term survival? If you have […]

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