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User Submission – Jess Zammitt

Basically, I’ve struggled my whole life with anxiety, but I wasn’t diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder until late in my high school years. I also suffer from Social Anxiety, so basically approaching any new situation or group of people is terrifying for me. I don’t enjoy going out, because I might somehow make a fool of myself, and it feels […]

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User Submission – Sharon

I was always a ‘tightly wound’ child and teenager but developed depression and anxiety in my early twenties, due to the pressures of the workplace. When I had my first child I developed chronic PND and despite therapy and medication have not been able to ‘kick’ the Black Dog, so to speak. While things are manageable most of the time, […]

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User Submission – Anon

I suffer (suffer?) from a pretty wicked mix of Histronic Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Though, I do have a pretty hefty amount of empathy, which is considered unusual. As a streamer, professional gamer, and commentator, I see a lot of struggle in my everyday life. Most people consider narcissism to be a big ego or just being obsessed […]

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User Submission – Fletcher

Attention Deficit Disorder is viewed by everyone who doesn’t have it as a minor mental deficiency, but that’s often the way with things we don’t know about. I was diagnosed in yr5. The specialist said, “He’s in a fog and has to work through that to find anything everyone else takes for granted.” For me, I’ve discovered I can’t mentally […]

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User Submission – Anon

It’s difficult to remember what superiors or subordinates tell you (marching orders, or things you need to know about the game to improve them) on ADHD. For me personally, remembering anything when I’m not on my stimulants is incredibly challenging, sometimes impossible. I can forget something you just told me 20 seconds ago while you’re still talking to me. What […]

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User Submission – Ninjapus

Aspergers for me wasn’t a problem until I turned 13. Up until then I had a few friends, but as I grew older I found it harder and harder to make other friends until suddenly I changed schools and found that I was alone. I didn’t care at first, especially since I still seemed “normal” in middle school, but when […]

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User Submission – Anon

Long-time sufferer of Depressive Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. In many ways, video games were an escape from difficult times with family, socially, and so on. Having gotten a therapist four years ago has really helped, and mental health is just as important as physical health in my experience. Not enough credit is given to taking care of your state of […]

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User Submission – Anon

Not so sure where to start now. My mother has bipolar, so growing up was very difficult for my sister and I. I’d often have to care for my sister more than my own mother did. Even at a young age, we were taught to keep sharp objects away from her. Now she’s getting older and it seems like it’s […]

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User Submission – Mike Aryman

I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and when I was in junior high. I have a strong family history of both. I’ve been placed in an outpatient hospital mental health program twice for suicidal ideation/self-harm, both times when I was in high school. My depression and anxiety are still issues I struggle with daily, but are under control to […]

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User Submission – Anon

I grew up experiencing emotional abuse and neglect. When I joined the military and finally started making a life for myself, I was sexually assaulted. That trauma caused my life to fall apart, costing me my enlistment, my college scholarship, and my ability to competently live my life. As such, I have struggled with major depression and was diagnosed with […]

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User Submission – Anon

I’ve had depression for as long as I can remember. My family members have also had it, so it’s likely a genetic or family-passed behavioural thing. Interlaced with anxiety about success, body image, and relationships. I have been on SSRIs twice, for about about a year each time. What Gaming Means To Me It’s hard to say in general as […]

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User Submission by LE

I’ve been diagnosed at one point or another with a few different things, but it seems like my diagnosis has finally settled on borderline personality disorder, chronic depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and some past OCD. I’m being treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy. That’s the clinical description, anyway. I failed out of school once because of depression that made me want to […]

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User Submission – Coffee with Oliver

Way too much backstory to write it all down here, but to sum up: I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Anxiety. I have put myself and others through Hell for most of my life, since childhood, in fact (I’m told). Finding therapists with extensive knowledge of BPD in this area is nearly impossible. There […]

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User Submission – Captein

I do not believe I suffer from depression, at least not the form of it that have heard people describe as a sort of numbness. I have experienced thoughts about self-harm and suicide, but I don’t think so, no. I know people who have or have had it and realise that it is a problem and not enough people recognize […]