When I was in junior high, I began to develop anxiety problems. I’d be convinced I had a horrible illness and no one could convince me otherwise. It was incredibly detrimental to myself and my family. I was given a prescription for prozac and it allowed me to function again. A few years a later, I began to develop OCD, […]
I would say I suffered by melancholy or mild depression in my child and adolescent age. I thought about things a lot and there was always the dark side I was unable to overcome/ignore. Uncontrollable bad things in the world, human behaviour manifesting itself in horrors of history, the overwhelming unspoken expectations of society at the time (kids with a […]
Without going into my background I was diagnosed with severe depression at the age of 20, following three difficult years. I’d lost about 20 kg in bodyweight, and was down to 69 kg at 179 cm. This made my doctor worry to the point where she’d prescribe me to eat chips and ice cream if I felt like it. I […]
It’s hard to know for sure when I started to feel extremely anxious in social situations, definitely at a young age, around 6 or 7. I have never been diagnosed with anything officially, but have always felt this way. That is also around the time I started to play a lot of games. Others (parents) might look at videogames as […]
Diagnosed with severe depression and self harm as a teenager. Also suffered from severe insomnia, but it was treated as part of my depression, and I refused sleeping pills. Went through counseling and slowly recovered. I consider my depression to be “in remission,” not cured, and still struggle with mild depression now and again. I no longer self-harm and sleep […]
1 in 3 people have experienced a mental health issue in their lifetime. Unfortunately, many feel that they can't talk about it.
We feel that video games not only bring people together, but that they can positively impact on player mental health and foster benefits for mood and wellbeing.
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