Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Zen and the Art of Animal Crossing

How a simple game about island life is helping me manage my anxiety in a time of crisis.

Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash

Video games have defined much of my life. I’ve been a gamer ever since I got a Sega Genesis in grade school. Throughout my childhood, teen years, and young adulthood, video games have been a mainstay in how I pass my leisure time.



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Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.