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Weekly INT Boost: Catching Up On Our Rest

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have two games that deal with depression in their own ways, a look at the state of ASMR research, and a balm for anyone weary over too much well-intentioned self-care advice. Nier: Automata is a game […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Back on the Road

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming news you may have missed. This week, we have a study that shows that violent games don’t sap our empathy, a look at more empathetic sorts of games, and, like, five otters. We also have a new crowdfunding campaign. The previous campaign ended unexpectedly, […]

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Weekly INT Boost – See Ya, San Francisco

Welcome to our roundup of the mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have news out of GDC, research on trolling, and thoughts about solo boardgaming. The empathy layer Content warning: article discusses abuse and suicide “The goal for Koko is the same, but distributed across any online community or […]

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Anxious About Politics? You’re Not Alone

If you pay attention to the news at all right now, you might be a little stressed out. It’s not even a partisan matter — political instability is affecting people across the American political spectrum and around the world. In November, the American Psychological Association (APA) polled the public and found that 52 percent of […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Ready for the Weekend

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you might have missed. This week, we have reflections on Stardew Valley, the friends we make in fiction, and many ways to approach mental health apps. A year in Stardew Valley: life, labour and love “I’m eighteen years old and everybody I know […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Time For Some Comfort Gaming

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. Before we dive into this week’s story, we have some great news: our crowdfunding campaign is about to hit $25,000. If you want to help the AFK Room program continue through 2017, take a look! Gaming-as-a-Service doesn’t have to mean […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Going AFK

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you missed this week. Take This has some big news of its own this week: we’re running a crowdfunding campaign to support the AFK Room program. And speaking of AFK Rooms, don’t forget to stop by room 221AB at PAX South if you […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Mental Illness isn’t Magic?

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. This week, we have analysis of the missteps of The OA, tips for a long and happy game development career, and research about therapy, VR and Facebook. Sady Doyle on mental illness, ‘The OA’ & savior narratives “Believe it or not, […]

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Weekly INT Boost: Welcome to 2017

Thanks for joining us in the new year! In this week’s roundup of the best mental-health related stories you may have missed, we have tips for putting negative thoughts in their place and novel treatments for mental health issues and addiction. Streamer Faces The Challenges Of Coming Out As Transgender On Twitch “DistractedElf and her […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Getting Ready for the Holidays

Welcome to our final link roundup of 2016! This week’s stories include Battlefield 1 from a vet’s perspective, meditation through gaming and a lot more. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story “I honestly wasn’t expecting the Battlefield campaign to be so thought-provoking. After all, the new Call of Duty has abandoned any pretense […]

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