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:iconcarodemi:Carodemi posted a status
It feels like I'm chained to the thought.
And depression.
Please make it stop
I feel like I'm going to freak out any second.
I want to cut so badly.
I want to slit my throat

But I promised I wouldn't...
But I want to

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mdchan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Out of curiosity, what sort of video games do you like?  Genre, I mean.  I could prolly recommend a few good ones for distraction.

RPGs can keep me occupied for a while, and Simulation games (like Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon) often decreases my anxiety level.  Maybe those types of games can work for you, but only if you like the genre.  I'm at least familiar with genres outside of RPG, Puzzle, and Sim games as well as other platforms (even though all I have is a 3ds).
Like I said before, it won't fix the underlying issue, but it might at least get your mind off those thoughts. 
Carodemi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like rpgs, adventures and battle games. :3
mdchan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Cool!  I haven't found many free to play games which were worthwhile (and I'm not big on smartphone gaming), so anything I suggest would (unfortunately) cost money.

For RPGs, many of the Final Fantasy games work well as a distraction due to characters and story (my personal favorites are FF9, FF7, and well as Tactics).  I believe FF7 is available on Steam, so you can play it right on the computer.
Anything from FF6 and under will have a lot of mindless grinding of levels, which I honestly don't find very good as a distraction (if you do, then FF4 is a good one).
If you have a PS4, there have been mixed reviews on the latest FF game (FF15).  Some people enjoyed it but found it rather short, others felt it was lacking.  I can't personally recommend it, though, since all I have in way of gaming platforms is a PC and a 3ds.
I often play FFXIV, but that's a monthly subscription MMO.  It works extremely well for distraction since there's so much to do (story, side-stories, crafting, etc), but it's $14.99 a month and currently has one expansion (Heavensward) besides the original game itself. 

Undertale is brilliant if you haven't already played it.  Then, of course, is Skyrim Elder Scrolls.  It's so open world and open play style that there's always something to do. 
Borderlands 2 is also fun.

Pokemon is actually a good distraction, especially when played with nuzlocke rules to make it more challenging (I believe it falls under RPG/adventure).  Many of them can even be picked up off eShop of the 3ds. 

On Steam, there are a couple interesting indie adventure games.  Psychonauts is one of my favorites. 

By "battle games", do you mean actual fighting games (like Street Fighter), co-op/multi-player FPS shooters, or real-time war strategy?  Honestly, I'm not really into those, but my brother does some of the co-op FPS games.  Overwatch is a huge name in that genre.  I've heard a lot of good things about Battlefield 4 as well.
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