• Still Standing: Mister Miracle Escaping the Stigma of Mental Illness

    Still Standing: Mister Miracle Escaping the Stigma of Mental Illness2

    As someone with depression and a love for comics, I often find myself looking to superheroes for escapism. A hero can always push forward no matter the difficulty, even if it takes a toll on them. More often than not, the trials and tribulations our favorite heroes are put through are those in the physical

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  • Just Butterflies: Steven Universe and Distress Tolerance

    Just Butterflies: Steven Universe and Distress Tolerance0

    “Watch Steven Universe,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. Alright, I’m joking, but Steven Universe certainly is unique in how it handles serious and pertinent topics such as queerness, characters who are coded as people of color (POC), and characters living with mental illness. The show’s depiction of mental healthcare in particular isn’t just

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  • Indigo Panics: Anxiety in Gaming

    Indigo Panics: Anxiety in Gaming0

    Dear video games, We have long had a strange and tenuous relationship. I have very often been busy with life. Building one’s own business is a long and difficult task. I had been trying to find time to myself, but when I had that time, I usually found I needed to sleep. It seems strange,

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  • Seeing Myself in Wonderland: Mental Health in American McGee’s Alice

    Seeing Myself in Wonderland: Mental Health in American McGee’s Alice0

    I have to admit, I’m a little embarrassed when I, a grown woman at the ripe age of 25, tell people that one of my favorite games is American McGee’s Alice. It definitely has connotations of early 2000s mall-goth culture. You know, kids who had Vampire Freaks accounts, worshiped The Nightmare Before Christmas, and wore

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  • Book Beat: Mental Health, Feminism, and Dissent

    Book Beat: Mental Health, Feminism, and Dissent0

    • March 23, 2017

    Hello again, readers! The week before last, I suggested borrowing books with both female protagonists and authors. This week, I suggest reading for mental health, but I don’t necessarily mean self-help books. For instance, I recently went by my local library’s book sale and bought a book of Irish myths, a copy of The Alchemist

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  • Not Gaming: Always On My Mind

    Not Gaming: Always On My Mind0

    Recently, I haven’t had a lot of time to game. I don’t mean that I haven’t thumbed around on a phone game or two, because we all know I’m obsessed with certain brightly colored addictive interactives, but I mean really game. There’s just been too much going on, what with the US election, my dissolving health, and my

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