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Want to Build a Habit? ‘How to ADHD’ Goes Back in Time to Help

Habit building is never easy. It requires persistence, resilience, and a whole lot of planning to do it right. And for some of us, that can be a lot to handle. Particularly those of us whose habit-building intentions tend to shift whenever we find something new to get excited about. (In case it’s unclear, I’m […]

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How Celeste Helped One Player Contextualize His Depression

YouTube user Joe Bush normally shares videos of old sports games, but recently, Celeste inspired him to do something a little different. In this video, he opens up about his experiences with mental health issues, sharing how the game helped him contextualize his recently-diagnosed depression. Mental health representation can be a powerful thing. Recognizing your […]

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The Tricky Issue of Loot Box Legality

Purchasing loot boxes in a game can have a lot in common with gambling. We put in real money, get a random reward, and sometimes go way too far trying to get a win. But while legislative efforts to protect consumers from the hazards of loot boxes may come from a well-intentioned place, they may […]

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How Night in the Woods Got Mental Health Representation Right

It’s been just over a year since Night in the Woods was first released to critical acclaim. It’s been lauded for its handling of issues like the economic decline of the American middle class, small town life, growing up, and daily life with mental health issues. In this video, YouTuber Jax-3636 does a great job […]

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Practice Mindful Breathing With Commander Shepard

Jennifer Hale has voiced some of the most memorable characters in video games and television. She’s been Bioshock Infinite’s Rosalind Lutece, Metal Gear Solid’s Naomi Hunter, and — for a great many of us — the one and only Commander Shepard of Mass Effect. In this new video from our friends at CheckPoint, Hale takes […]

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Lindsey Stirling Shares Her Eating Disorder Story

Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist who rose to early fame with a series of amazing violin covers of themes from games and series like Assassin’s Creed, The Legend of Zelda and Skyrim. She’s also someone who’s had an eating disorder, and who’s happy to open up about it to help others. She recently sat […]

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Why Doki Doki Literature Club Explores Themes of Mental Health

It’s hard to say much about Doki Doki Literature Club without spoiling some of its surprises. Suffice it to say that it’s not entirely the game you might expect from its anime aesthetic and dating sim feature list. One of the more unexpected themes the game explores is how we can support the people we […]

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What Research Says about Psychotherapy

There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion out there about whether or not psychotherapy works, especially since some of the research seems contradictory. In this video, Hank Green of SciShow Psych breaks down the state of the research, and explains some of the factors that go into whether or not therapy works for individuals. If […]

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How Artifact 5 is Designing for Mental Health

Danny O’Dwyer’s Noclip is a channel to watch for anyone interested in the making of games. O’Dwyer produces crowdfunded documentaries about the games we all love and the people who make them. His Noclip Sessions episodes are shorter, intimate conversations with game designers. Last week, Artifact 5’s Samantha Cook stopped by for one of those […]

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First Episodes of CheckPoint Series Introduce Mental Health and Therapy

The wait is over: the CheckPoint Series is here. Our friends at CheckPoint, led by Dr. Jennifer Hazel, have released the first episodes of a web series that covers mental health and its impact in the video game industry. CheckPoint is an Australian non-profit that advocates for mental health in the video game industry, much […]

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