Tag Archives: loneliness

“Trapped Fish” Says a Lot About Loneliness

“Trapped Fish” was created by designer Yuwei Qiu as a senior capstone project at Washington University. Qui describes it as an autobiographical work on homesickness, but anyone who’s ever been alone in a crowd will probably find many of its evocative scenes familiar.

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Mental Health Life Hacks for the Holidays

Over the past few days, we’ve shared strategies for getting through the holidays more comfortably at work and at home. If you’re looking for more ideas for how to get through the next couple weeks Annekatrin of Konstitutionelle Anarchie shares this great selection of tips and tricks to the holidays easier. The first half of […]

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EA Is Bringing Us This Gorgeous Game About Loneliness

In Sea of Solitude, loneliness changes people. Its protagonist, Kay, has become so lonely she turns into a monster. You take her on a journey to find other monsters and discover the origin of her curse. Patrick Söderlund, executive vice president at Electronic Arts, announced that Sea of Solitude would be published as the second […]

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In This Short Comic, Wishes Are an Unorthodox Answer to Loneliness

http://strangelykatie.tumblr.com/post/17138793324/full-version-of-my-comic-counting-stars-which-i Counting Stars is a sweet short comic about loneliness and the value of friendship, and it’s also about something people coping with depression often know a lot about: the difference between having someone who wants to fix you and having a friend who’s willing to listen and be there when you ned them. Its […]

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Throwback Thursday: Final Fantasy VI Shows Us How Loneliness Can Feel Like the End of the World

What better time than a long weekend to pull out the games we remember fondly and give them another look? Like Final Fantasy VI, one of the first RPGs I played, and the game that taught me to expect amazing female heroes in all my games (an expectation that led to a lot of disappointment […]

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‘Please Knock On My Door’ Challenges Players to Be Alone, Depressed and Afraid

Please Knock On My Door isn’t the only game that aims to emulate the experience of depression–we can go back to Depression Quest, Actual Sunlight, or even 2009’s unsettling Every Day The Same Dream for that (all these games deal with potentially disturbing content). But developer Michael Levall doesn’t see the overlap as a problem. […]

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Handling Loneliness When You’re Introverted

Introversion is perfectly normal–by some estimates, up to half the world’s population leans toward being more interested in their own mental lives than what’s going on around them. But being introverted can be lonely, particularly when it compounds with mental health issues like social anxiety. Psychology Today explores the link between introversion and loneliness in […]

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