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‘Indygo’ Gets a New Trailer and a Narrative Sneak Peek

Indygo is an upcoming game about an artist, Thomas, his relationship, and depression. It takes place exclusively in his studio, where, as the trailer implies, he’s been isolated for quite some time. Indygo will be out next week, on October 24, but to tide us over, its creators at Pigmentum Game Studio have released the […]

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In This Web Series, People Tell Their Mental Health Stories in VR

While VR has long been used as a treatment for certain mental health issues, it’s only recently become a tool for self-expression. BBC Three has taken advantage of that opportunity for a fascinating series of videos. In ‘My Mental Health In VR,’ people tell their mental health stories while communicating their experience in VR. Using […]

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Self-Care Jam 2 is Almost Here

✨ Announcing Self-Care Jam 2 ✨This year has been a lot, so come make something small, just for you~ October 28th through November 5th #selfcarejam https://t.co/gM2CceaF1y pic.twitter.com/34X32F5cCy — 😈 haylEVIL 👿 (@imjayhay) October 7, 2017 Last year’s Self-Care Jam brought us lots of small, delightful games — some about self care, some personally meaningful. Self-Care […]

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The Hope You Shared on World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2017, we asked Take This supporters to share messages of hope and caring with their followers using the hashtag #TakeThisHope — making sure no one has to feel alone. Take This team members, friends, supporters and followers came through with wonderful, inspiring messages: Rebellions are built on hope, […]

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Weekly INT Boost – A Loot Box of News

Welcome to our roundup of games and mental health news you might have missed. This week, we ponder loot boxes, new tools for children coping with trauma, and more. Behind the addictive psychology and seductive art of loot boxes “The appeal isn’t hard to grasp. Opening a loot box is a rush: a moment of […]

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How to ADHD’s Jessica McCabe Shares Her Story With TEDxBratislava

Jessica McCabe has built a successful YouTube business talking about her experiences with ADHD and giving advice, comfort and hope to hundreds of thousands of viewers and subscribers. But in a recent talk at TEDxBratislava, she explains just how challenging that process has been. Even with an early diagnosis, medication and family support, McCabe struggled […]

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One Game Designer’s Story of Depression and Perseverance

My name is Keith Jordan, born and raised in New York City (The Bronx), and I am a game designer as well as a fellow gamer. I wanted to share my story in hopes that people in my similar diagnosis would be inspired to reach out and ask for help. I hope this story help […]

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For World Mental Health Day, Let’s Give Each Other Hope

Today is World Mental Health Day. This year, to mark the day, join us in reminding friends and loved ones that there is hope and that they’re not alone. 2017 has been a challenging year in a lot of ways, and we could all benefit from a little support. But it can be hard to […]

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New Anamorphine Details Arrive With PS4 and PS VR Announcement

Anamorphine, a gorgeous upcoming game from Artifact 5, will explore themes of mental health. Until recently, all we knew about it came from an early teaser, but a pile of new details just arrived along with the announcement that Anamorphine is coming to PS4 and PS VR alongside PC. When it arrives on those platforms […]

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How to Offer Hope to Someone Who Needs It

Tomorrow, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day. With an estimated 1 out of every 4 people in the US to be diagnosed with a mental health condition in their lifetime, and so much stigma still attached to these diagnoses, many people stay silent about their struggles. Some fear being shunned. Some fear being perceived […]

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