GDC 2014 Lecture Notes: How To Depression-Proof Your Studio Culture

Thank you to everyone who attended my recent lecture at the 2013 Game Developer Conference titled “How to Depression-Proof Your Studio Culture,” on the subject of mental health and wellness in game development spaces and how to address common stressors and create more harmonious workplaces.

The lecture was put together with the cooperation of the GDC, and with much help and support from the following clinician advisors:

 

Dr. Mark Kline, Psy.D

Vice Presdent, Take This, Inc.

mkline@hrshelps

 

Baird Brighton, PhD.

Work Life Strategies

bb@wklf.com

 

For more information about Dr. Mark Kline or the services he provides, you can reach out to him directly or visit The Human Relations Service.

For more information about Baird Brightman or the services he provides, you can reach out to him directly or visit Work Life Strategies or his personal blog.

 

Photographs copyright im.mick

 

Lecture research:

http://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/implementation/topics/depression.html

http://www.autism-society.org/about-autism/facts-and-statistics.html

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/index.shtml

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Mental_Health_Letter/2010/February/mental-health-problems-in-the-workplace

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/neurological_institute/sleep-disorders-center/disorders-conditions/hic-circadian-rhythm-disorders.aspx

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21552190

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22526883

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3219837/

http://www.wklf.com/uploads/2/2/8/7/22873172/minding_the_mind.pdf

http://chriskresser.com/how-artificial-light-is-wrecking-your-sleep-and-what-to-do-about-it

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/really-using-a-computer-before-bed-can-disrupt-sleep/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

http://news.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-3/Bipolar-disorder-exacts-twice-depressions-toll-in-workplace-3274-1/