New Series About Mental Health Awareness and How Video Games Can Help
Anyone who suffers from mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, will usually say there is one thing that helps them relax and it could be anything from a good book, to a beautiful hike through the woods – but for a lot of people, that outlet happens to be video games. The organization Check Point has been trying to bring awareness of the link between mental health and gaming in a very scientific manner. They focus on contributing mental health resources to people in the gaming industry and studying the connections between mental health and gaming.
Check Point is attempting to create a video series that will hopefully help to achieve better awareness, as well as show the world how video games can greatly help improve mental well being by showcasing actual mental health professionals and their experiences. They also want to show the experiences of some professionals in the gaming industry who have dealt with negativity surrounding mental health issues. These professionals include Josh Scherr (Writer/Uncharted), Teddy Diefenbach (Developer/Hyper Light Drifter), Rami Ismail (Nuclear Throne), and Johnny Chiodini (Video Producer). The organization is trying to raise $55,000 to fund the video series and you can help by donating to their Kickstarter page here!
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