Category Archives: News

Weekly INT Boost – Hello From TwitchCon

Hello, friends! Stay a while and listen while we round up some of the best mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we’ll look at a superb partnership between two great gaming charities, thoughts on accessibility in VR, and more that you’ll find just down below. Two charities unite to help […]

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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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Weekly INT Boost – Lights That Don’t Go Out

In this week’s roundup, we have a look at therapy games in Japan, personal stories of games and acceptance, and thoughts on how certain psychological principles could be better used in games. Role-playing video game helps fight against depression for counselor-shy Japanese “‘I was studying CBT at university and knew it was a highly reliable […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Trying Times

Welcome to our weekly recap of the best mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have real life RPGs, more on the toxic environment game devs face, and more. A dog has turned my life into an RPG “In Torchlight, a dog – or a cat – takes your overflow […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Looking Forward

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming news you might have missed. This week, we have big news of our own: One Gamer Fund is raising money for several gaming-related charities, and Take This is thrilled to be involved. You can learn more here. In this week’s roundup, you’ll find big […]

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Weekly INT Boost – The Road’s Ahead

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health articles you might have missed. This week, we have the joys of Splatoon, the dangers of burnout, and more. Burning out at work isn’t just about being exhausted — it’s also about being lonely “In analyzing the General Social Survey of 2016, we found that, compared […]

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Weekly INT Boost – eSports, Mental Health and Hope

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you might have missed. This week, we have a look at the new Life is Strange, mental health in eSports and lots more. Read on! PAX Panel: eSports has a mental health problem, and the entire industry needs to team up to fix […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Greetings From PAX West

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have musings on Dream Daddy, Hellblade, and Sea Hero Quest, as well as Google’s new approach to depression and thoughts on the value of being visible as marginalized creators. Three heartfelt lessons from Dream Daddy “The […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Prepping for PAX

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you might have missed. This week, good news about therapy, conversation about crunch, and the ways we mix gaming and jobs. Crunch Culture Is Never Just About Individual Choice “At the end of the day, no matter how much an individual loves it, […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Sharing Our Stories

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming stories you may have missed. This week, we have three amazing stories about gamers and game developers dealing with adversity, and we also have a look at a fascinating new tech initiative that may help us understand how PTSD develops. An 8-Year Opiate Addiction […]

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