mental illness in the sims 4 [#blog4mh]

For simmers everywhere, making the perfect Sim is always fun – you get to customise appearance, voice, personality, clothing, and aspirations, all of which will affect the way your Sims behave. Something that has been rising in popularity in the mod market allows you to give your Sim traits related to mental illness. In January, I chanced upon Depressed Trait by saphryn and, of course, gave it to the Sim I named after myself. A few days ago, I found several more similar mods. I downloaded  Social Anxiety Disorder – Trait by iridescentlaura and Bipolar Trait by emile20 and got to playing. They are absolutely brilliant (in retrospect, I should not have started with a household of three Sims, each with social anxiety, bipolar I, or depression).

It is difficult for individuals who have never experienced mental illness to empathise with those who live with it on a daily basis. Perhaps, with such mods, it could make it easier for mental illness to be understood, and give individuals a rough idea of just how frustrating living with mental illness can be.

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(I just wanted to show off my pretty Sim in the image)



3 thoughts on “mental illness in the sims 4 [#blog4mh]

  1. This is super interesting! It’s an idea for awareness that has never occurred to me but could actually work really well! I’ll be interested to hear about what the experience is like when you’ve had time to play around with them a bit :) Sounds like they’ve put in some good effort with providing basic information and links too!


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