I was always a ‘tightly wound’ child and teenager but developed depression and anxiety in my early twenties, due to the pressures of the workplace. When I had my first child I developed chronic PND and despite therapy and medication have not been able to ‘kick’ the Black Dog, so to speak. While things are manageable most of the time, I still have bad periods.

What Games Mean To Me

Gaming is an escape from my worries but also the chance to be the person I want to be. I am naturally introverted and can be wild and outgoing while playing a character, and then return to my normal life. Or I can let off some steam in a situation I would never find myself in.

 

by Sharon, @smsmithwriter

Jennifer Hazel

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.