Health & Wellness

Depressed and Anxious? These Video Games Want to Help

By May 23, 2019 No Comments

Did you know? A growing number of video games are tackling mental health issues. Some in the industry say the interactive nature of games makes them more effective than film or television at dealing with mental health because players can identify with the characters in the games. According to this article, “Embodying a video game character who suffers from depression might leave a deeper impression of the challenges of the illness than simply watching a film about the same character, for example.” The need is great: The National Institute of Mental Health says that one in five American adults lives with a mental illness.

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