Long-time sufferer of Depressive Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. In many ways, video games were an escape from difficult times with family, socially, and so on. Having gotten a therapist four years ago has really helped, and mental health is just as important as physical health in my experience. Not enough credit is given to taking care of your state of mind.
What Gaming Means To Me
It allows me to focus energies on problems that I feel I can solve, that DO have an answer, and gives me control over what I can sometimes be utterly powerless to deal with.
I'm a psychiatry doctor and passionate gamer. I run a resource called prescriptionpixel.com - an interface between video games and mental health.
This is a space for gamers to safely share their feelings, access personalised resources, and seek help without judgement or stigma.