In my final year of college I suffered very bad depression. Which was caused by a combination of season affective disorder and a large unhappiness with how my college course was being run (grades were lost by tutors and all sorts of other problems). At the time I was not aware that I was depressed but I was very withdrawn, unhappy and lonely and very minor things would sort of spiral me. I was diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder during this period. But wasn’t consciously aware of my behaviour being strange or how I was actually depressed until quite a while after while discussing it with my girlfriend at the time. I still have seasonal affective disorder, but being aware of it makes it more manageable.
by @mrbenjammmin, developer of Sky Nations
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.