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Need to Relocate Your Creativity? This Talk May Help

Many of us in the video game world are creative people — developers, writers, artists, and creators of all kinds. Many of us are also familiar with depression, anxiety, mental health issues and creative blocks. This talk from industry veteran Bob Bates may help if you’re dealing with the latter, even if it’s caused by […]

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Rooster Teeth Gets Deep Into Mental Health

The folks on Rooster Teeth’s Always Open are willing to talk about just about anything, but in last week’s episode they got particularly personal as they dished about mental health. Barbara Dunkelman, Blaine Gibson and Mariel Salcedo brought therapist and YouTuber Kati Morton to answer questions and have a thorough chat about their own issues, […]

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Don’t Miss This Talk About the Health Risks of Game Development

GDC recently highlighted this IGDA-sponsored talk from GDC 2013, and it’s well worth watching.. Psychiatrist Lydia Breen and game developers Wendy Despain, Adam Martin and Patricia Pizer discuss the health risks of game development, with a close look at the dangers of stress, substance overuse (while coffee has its potential benefits, those long caffiene-fueled nights […]

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Take Control of Your Time With These Scheduling Tips

Time management is a challenge for a lot of us. If you have ADHD, you’re probably dealing with a whole lot of executive function impairments that make time management a challenge — at best. Organization and time management can also be difficult for folks with autism spectrum disorder. When you’re depressed or dealing with chronic […]

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Don’t Miss This Talk About Developing Games While Depressed

Way back at GDC 2011, game developer Michael Todd (Electronic Super Joy) stood up to talk about depression and game development. Haven’t seen it? Luckily, it’s still available for free in the GDC Vault. If you’re a game developer who copes with depression, you should definitely give it a watch — especially if you work […]

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“Trapped Fish” Says a Lot About Loneliness

“Trapped Fish” was created by designer Yuwei Qiu as a senior capstone project at Washington University. Qui describes it as an autobiographical work on homesickness, but anyone who’s ever been alone in a crowd will probably find many of its evocative scenes familiar.

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This Video Gets to the Heart of Mental Health Stigma

A big part of the Take This mission is fighting mental health stigma both in the gaming community and beyond it. For us, that means a lot of things, including creating a platform to educate and inform people about mental health issues, encouraging people to tell their stories so others feel less alone and helping […]

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5 Daily Habits That Can Help With Depression and Anxiety

Youtuber bignoknow has been talking about his experiences with depression, anxiety and depersonalization on his YouTube channel for the past four years, documenting the ups and downs alongside workout tips and other health videos. In this video, he carves years of personal experience with depression down into five simple things you can do every day […]

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This Let’s Play From Three Years Ago is Still Helping People

Game Grumps was still a fairly new channel when co-host Danny took 15 minutes of playtime to talk about his experiences with obsessive-compulsive disorder. A lot of us with mental health issues have similar stories — he talks about struggling with difficult thoughts, realizing that what he was dealing with had a name and could […]

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Mental Health Life Hacks for the Holidays

Over the past few days, we’ve shared strategies for getting through the holidays more comfortably at work and at home. If you’re looking for more ideas for how to get through the next couple weeks Annekatrin of Konstitutionelle Anarchie shares this great selection of tips and tricks to the holidays easier. The first half of […]

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