Call me old-fashioned but I don’t think that never ending battle against stigma in mental health is helped when you have game developers making fun of things such as the rather horrendous ‘Bipolar Chick’ by ISS Game Studio.
Apparently you can help the mad bipolar chick go as far as possible in her wild ride with a taste of pure destructive power. Oh gee wizz, what fun that sounds [insert confused face]
There it is. I’m not making it up. It’s wrong on so many levels. I feel like spamming their email account to ask them to explain exactly what they thought they were trying to achieve by trivialising – and being factually incorrect – over something that has had such a corrosive impact on so many families.
Perhaps some people with the condition see the humour. I certainly don’t. But it’s a great example of how it’s seemingly ok to take an illness which already has a lack of understanding and make it even worse. My life is not a game to be taken the piss out of. How many more of these things that breed ignorance will we have to live with?
Fighting stigma seems like an uphill struggle 😦