Archive | mental illness

Sigma’s New ‘Asylum’ Skin Raises Concerns About Overwatch’s Handling Of Mental-Illness Tropes

Overwatch’s newest hero, Sigma, was introduced to the world on a gurney. Though the video was purposefully non-linear, Sigma had suffered a mental breakdown after attempting to harness the power of a black hole. He hollered half-coherently while being wheeled through what appeared to be a psychiatric facility: “Hold…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sigma’s New ‘Asylum’ Skin Raises Concerns About Overwatch’s Handling Of Mental-Illness Tropes

Overwatch’s newest hero, Sigma, was introduced to the world on a gurney. Though the video was purposefully non-linear, Sigma had suffered a mental breakdown after attempting to harness the power of a black hole. He hollered half-coherently while being wheeled through what appeared to be a psychiatric facility: “Hold…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Evolution of Online Eating Disorder Communities From Tumblr to Twitter Meme

Online eating disorder subculture, pockets of the internet where largely young women and girls share inspiration and information on ED behaviors, has always been a black hole of calorie counting and exercising. Little has fundamentally changed since the days of pro-anorexia Livejournal communities, forums, and blogs…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The American Narcissistic Celebrity Complex

Over the past few days, two deeply damaged celebrities have injected themselves into the public discourse (again), pledging their support for another deeply damaged celebrity, who happens to be president of the United States. These appearances were not coordinated or even overtly related, but …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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How Mental Health Apps Are Messing With Our Heads

Even before you download an app to help you meditate, or to manage your depression, it’s speaking to you. Apps’ marketing often implies that everyday stresses should be seen as mental health issues, and that you’re on your own (with the help of the app, of course) to fix whatever is wrong with you.Read more… […]

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Marvel’s New Sentry Is a Sobering Reflection on the Golden Age of Wish Fulfillment Comics

The Sentry was never been a particularly original superhero. He’s more or less Marvel’s answer to Superman with a healthy dose of Moon Knight’s madness thrown in for good measure. The character’s new solo series, though, is doing something much more interesting than you’d expect.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What Your Employer Should Be Doing to Support Your Mental Health

We spend almost half of our waking hours at work (how’s that for a depressing thought?) so if your workplace is stressful, or if it’s full of bullies and harassers, your mental health can suffer. Today on World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organization wants your employer to know they can and should keep […]

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Trump’s Invention of “Nambia” May Be Another Sign of His Dangerous Mental Degeneration

While deeply embarrassing for the United States, President Trump’s creation of a new African country ‘Nambia’ during a luncheon with African leaders in New York is actually extremely worrying. In what could well be another sign of his worsening mental state, Trump appeared to create, or …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Night In The Woods Treats Depression Like A Part Of Life

Video games have a spotty history when it comes to addressing mental health. Often, people with mental health issues are demonized, portrayed as the nefarious villains in games like Outlast or Far Cry 3. In other games, mental health is reduced a sanity meter or other mechanic, such as in Amnesia or Darkest Dungeon.…Read more… […]

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