As a follow up to my last Tumblr post, I’ve started taking actions to clean up my life hygiene. The various health professionals working on my case have repeatedly told me that the secret to a more stable life as a Type II Bipolar-ite was to have a healthy lifestyle and a toolkit to deal […]
In which Chatty shares the recording of his discussion with Ryan Macklin about dealing with anxiety, depression, pain and suicidal thoughts. It’s intense, honest and open. We aren’t alone, and neither are you.
In which Chatty shares the latest details on his Google+ Hangout with Ryan Macklin
In which Chatty announces a Google+ Hangout with Ryan Macklin to discuss how they both dealt with some darker experiences in their lives and the ways they found to better deal with their respective inner demons.
I’m not sure how long it’s been since my group played D&D. I think it’s going on two months now. That’s not a good thing. I know my players have been missing it, mostly because they say things like “MATT. WHEN ARE WE PLAYING D&D.”, using periods instead of question marks so that I know they are serious?. I have a variety of reasons we haven’t played. We’ve had work conflicts, Gen Con, my family being sick, and this past week, I just couldn’t get it together. All those reasons were true, but that’s not why I didn’t run a game that night.
In which Chatty chronicles the effect of his last depression (and recovery) on his writing career and how it shaped what he decided to go for.
Fear effects have always been tricky to roleplay, especially with players who maintain that their PC is not afraid of anything. Read on to find out how I’ve tricked my own issues with anxiety into teaching me about how to roleplay when my character is scared out of his mind.