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User Submission – Jess Chisholm

I suffer from both severe anxiety and severe depression. This has been predominantly in 2014 but I have had anxiety all my life. This all developed when I had gastroparesis late 2013 and early 2014 where I had severe nausea. When that condition was resolved, I still found myself very nauseous, particularly when I was anxious. Because of this I […]

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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

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 – 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 […]