The Positive Effects Cosplay Has On Mental Health

One of the biggest issues in the world today is mental health. Many people are still afraid to discuss their battles with depression, anxiety and other disorders. Among men in particular, there’s a stigma attached to it, as we don’t want to be perceived as being ‘weak.’ As someone who’s suffered from depression and anxiety, I can admit I used to find it very difficult to talk about what I’ve experienced. But that’s changed.

An outlet that’s helped me is comics and cosplay. Dressing up has allowed me to be part of a supportive community who are up for a laugh and it’s made me think of the positive mental health benefits of cosplaying. Continue reading “The Positive Effects Cosplay Has On Mental Health”

400 Followers And A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Recently, I hit 400 followers and I wanted to thank everyone new who’s come across The Comic Vault. As part of a cathartic process and because I want to keep the topic going about depression in young men, I’ve been giving insights into my personal life. Back in January, I posted an article about how I was feeling very low in myself. I didn’t have a job, I had feelings of worthlessness and I felt trapped inside a rut I couldn’t break out of.

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300 Followers And An Update

I’ve recently hit 300 followers and as grateful as I am, I wanted to do more than just say thank you. I want to share as much as I’m able with my readers because they inspire me to keep doing what I’m doing. Two months ago I admitted that I’ve suffered from anxiety for years and it’s affected a lot of my relationships. I wanted to give you an update on how I’m feeling.

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100 Followers And A Personal Admission

Just over two weeks ago I started this blog and the reception has been unlike anything I imagined. I’ve hit 100 followers and been nominated for two blogging awards. To thank everyone for the support I’ve decided to share something deeply personal about myself as a way of really understanding me. I’ve suffered from anxiety and low self-esteem for the past ten years or so. It’s made it hard for me to meet new people, believe in myself and to form a lasting relationship with someone.

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