In recent years, mental health issues have become a big talking point in the media and society. Despite the increased exposure, there’s still a stigma attached to it. Many people feel uncomfortable to discuss their illnesses, whether it’s anxiety or depression for fear of being ostracised. Psychosis is another issue that’s rarely talked about because of the negative associations. So, when a video game comes along that tackles psychosis and mental health in a mature, thoughtful way, the creators should be applauded. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a game that isn’t afraid to bring these real problems to the surface.
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”
Some superheroes have a reputation for being flawless, such as Superman. While his popularity speaks for itself, I feel he lacks depth compared to other characters. When a character has flaws, when they mess up and struggle like everyone else, it makes them relatable. It could be argued that Marvel’s equivalent of Superman is The Sentry. There’s a lot of similarities between them. But in my opinion, Sentry is far more compelling. Here is my analysis on what makes Sentry interesting. Continue reading “Using The Sentry As A Metaphor For Mental Illness”
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.
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.