Giving Voice to Depression

291 Gaming and Mental Health

January 23, 2024 Giving Voice to Depression
Giving Voice to Depression
291 Gaming and Mental Health
Show Notes

When mental health management tools are discussed, there's the often-mentioned A-List: meds, therapy, getting outside, exercise, meditation, etc.

But when we talk with our weekly guests about what works for them, the list is lond and personalized.  It includes everything from creative projects like coloring to mood-lifting music, solo dancing, interacting with pets, caring for plants, watching funny movies and playing video games.

In today's 19-minute episode, we look at how gaming played a role in mental health during the pandemic, and how one gaming development team has intentionally brought  mental health experts into their design process to "deliver positive mental health effects."

Related links:

BetterPlay Studios | Good Games, Good for You
How To Raise a Healthy Gamer
HG Coaching Resources + Tools (healthygamer.gg)
Video Games and Mental Health: Risk Factors and Benefits (psychcentral.com)