Author Archives: Nissa Campbell

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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Season Four of BoJack Horseman Stares Down Depression

BoJack Horseman has never shied away from hard truths. Since its first season, the Netflix original cartoon has explored substance use disorders, depression, Hollywood ennui, and many shades of trauma. In its fourth season, it confronts many of those issues more directly than ever before. In the past, we’ve seen factors that have led to […]

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This Weekend, Support Take This and Other Gaming Charities With One Gamer Fund

Wear this chimera of gaming charities by visiting The Yetee Take This supporters are unfailingly wonderful, generous people who we’re lucky to have in our corner. This weekend, we’ll be sharing that love around as seven gaming charities come together for One Gamer Fund. By supporting Take This through One Gamer Fund, you’ll also be […]

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Sea Hero Quest Brings its Dementia Research Into Virtual Reality

Sea Hero Quest made a splash last year when it launched with the stated goal of gathering data for dementia research from players. They hopes to crowdsource data and set benchmarks for human spatial navigation using in-game navigation. Since visual–spatial impairments can be one of the first signs of dementia, those benchmarks have the potential […]

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This Artist’s Pigeons Make Us Feel Less Alone

If you need a reminder that you’re not alone, swing by Instagram to check out the many pigeon-filled creations of artist Chuck Mullin. Mullin illustrates comics filled with pigeons to share her thoughts on mental health, anxiety and self-care. Earlier this year, she spoke to The Mighty about her pigeon predilections: “It’s mainly as a […]

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Where Hellblade Succeeds and Fails in its Representation of Mental Health Issues

On its release last month, Ninja Theory’s Hellblade distinguished itself on the merits of being a high budget game steeped in themes of mental illness and for having consulted with people affected by the issues it sought to portray. Now that the novelty of that has hand a chance to settle, people are taking a […]

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Tim Schafer Opens Up About the Costs of Crunch

Last week, Resources for Humans sat down with Tim Schafer of Double Fine Games, one of the most recognizable game developers around. Over the course of an almost 30-year career in the industry, Schafer has seen crunch from almost every angle. But whether overwork is mandated or self-driven, he’s skeptical about all of it. Talking […]

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The First Tree Tells a Lovely Story of Loss Through Dreams of Foxes

Games about loss, grief or letting go are part of a growing genre with remarkable entries like Dear Esther, What Remains of Edith Finch and That Dragon Cancer to recommend it. The First Tree joined that company last week. On the surface, it’s a game about a fox looking for her missing kits. You explore […]

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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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‘Hello’ Is a Card Game That Makes the Most Difficult Conversations Easier

The most important conversations are often the hardest to broach. When it comes to things like arrangements for death and long-term illness, many of us would do absolutely anything to get out of having to talk. Loss is a huge source of anxiety for a lot of people, but as with most anxieties, avoiding it […]

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