Tag: Anxiety

Origami Mamí - Making Paper Cranes to Relieve Anxiety

She was diagnosed with Clinical Depression and General Anxiety Disorder in 2012. To relieve symptoms of the anxiety she started to keep her hands busy with what she had available; the result is the tiniest of arts: origami minis. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, General Anxiety Disorder affects 6.8 million adults in the US, women are twice as likely to be affected as men, and nearly half of the people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

I'm a Brown, Unashamed, 32-Year-Old Pokémon Master in the Making (Don't Hate)

Angel Luna remembers the first time he watched Pokémon as a kid. Now as an adult, he reflects on how that excitement he first felt has shifted to a high respect of processing the connections made playing in real life through augmented reality with the Pokémon Go app game.

Using Cosplay to Get Through Anxiety

In the world of Cosplay short for "costume play", twenty-year-old Karina Perez found real relief from her anxiety, dressing up as fictional characters and becoming part of an open and loving community of cosplayers.
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