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Gaming Mental Health Charity Safe In Our World and BAFTA Announce Second Games Mental Health Summit

Gaming mental health charity Safe In Our World has announced a second Games Mental Health Summit in conjunction with BAFTA. The first Summit was held last July and featured speakers like Hellblade …

April 19, 2024 | 10:00 EDT

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Gaming Mental Health Charity Safe In Our World Announces "Largest Ever" Bundle (UPDATED)

Update February 5th 10:34AM: Safe In Our World's bundle is now live over at Fanatical. Here's the full list of all 26 games featured in the bundle. OlliOlli World Vampire Survivors Warhammer 40,…

February 5, 2024 | 10:37 EST

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Safe In Our World To Hold Second Annual Press Pause Fundraiser Next Month

Gaming mental health charity Safe In Our World has announced its second annual Press Pause fundraiser. For the new event, Safe In Our World is teaming up with tech company Elgato, and it's hoping to…

September 11, 2023 | 10:27 EDT

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Safe In Our World To Release Gaming Mental Health Journal Sidekick This Weekend

Gaming mental health charity Safe In Our World has announced the impending release of Sidekick, a physical journal full of activities themed around gaming and mental health. The book will be…

July 11, 2023 | 08:35 EDT

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How Jackbox Games Helped Me Combat Loneliness During Lockdown

I'll be honest, the past two and a half years have not been my favorite. Some amazing things have happened for sure, but as a person who gathers much of my mental health energy from in-person events…

November 18, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Safe In Our World Launches New Initiatives For Third Birthday

Gaming mental health charity Safe In Our World is celebrating its third birthday today (which is also World Mental Health Day, and that's no coincidence). To mark this auspicious occasion, Safe In…

October 10, 2022 | 08:45 EDT

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Riot Games Announces New Mental Health Charity Partnership

Riot Games has teamed up with mental health charity Take This in order to support the mental health of its community and its content creators. The partnership will initially involve a series of…

September 2, 2022 | 12:29 EDT

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Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted: Emotional Trauma and Reconciliation

The first month of Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted has been an emotional rollercoaster both in terms of gameplay and story content. Major characters have become the focus for some insightful…

June 21, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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Meet the Next Generation of Game Design at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

High school graduates interested in studying game design may wish to pursue a degree in the field and get hands-on experience with coding, writing, and programming games. At PAX East back in April, I…

June 21, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Safe In Our World Launches New Gaming Mental Health Initiatives

Gaming mental health charity Safe In Our World has announced a number of new initiatives to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month. They include Play Your Way, a campaign intended to encourage…

May 11, 2022 | 09:41 EDT

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Gaming Helps, Says Mental Health Foundation, But Companies Must Do More

New research from the UK's Mental Health Foundation charity has identified five key areas in which developers, publishers, and other gaming companies need to do more in order to help gamers' mental…

February 28, 2022 | 08:00 EST

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New Safe In Our World Winter Bundle Aims To Support Mental Health

Gaming mental health charity Safe In Our World has launched a brand new bundle. The Winter Blues Bundle consists of 13 games and 2 DLC packs and will go live later this week, with the proceeds all…

February 2, 2022 | 09:39 EST

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We'll Always Have Paris Is A Narrative Game About Dementia

If you like your games experimental, then Cowleyfornia Studios has a treat for you. We'll Always Have Paris is a "short narrative experience" about a relationship in which your partner is suffering…

January 17, 2022 | 09:51 EST

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The Mindful Compassion of Psychonauts 2

We're not even two full weeks into 2022 and it is still maddening just how many great video games came out last year. But my mind kept going back to one title in particular, one that managed to…

January 12, 2022 | 01:00 EST

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How Hades Parallels Mental Health Resiliency

Failure is the status quo in Hades. Focusing on its lead character Zagreus, this Greek mythology-inspired roguelike by Supergiant Games is built around how its main protagonist consistently loses. As…

August 12, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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The Bodhana Group: How Gaming Eases Mental Health

Tabletop gaming is a great hobby. It leads to a lot of fun with the right people, but there's been a non-profit organization that sees this hobby as a means for mental healing. They are The Bodhana…

May 28, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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The Appeal of Escapism in Gaming

To say 2020 was an arduous year would be an understatement. It thrust many of us, myself included, into situations we would never have imagined otherwise. The need for escapism was high. How could a…

May 26, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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How the Fallout Games Saved My Life

Since I was a child, I’ve struggled with chronic depression. I’ve seen many therapists over the years regularly and am currently seeing a great one, but for me, depression is a thing I seem to fall…

May 27, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Video Games: Therapeutic Benefits of Fictional Worlds

If you’re an avid gamer, it’s not difficult to recognize the therapeutic and mental health benefits of video games. Many of us turn to digital worlds to help make sense of the tangible world around…

May 20, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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How Football Manager Helped Me Get Through the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a struggle for everybody. It’s been a nightmarish concoction of anxiety, depression, and panic for a lot of people, myself included. We couldn’t even go outside for…

May 14, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Supporting Mental Health - TechRaptor is now partnered with Safe In Our World

This blog post is going to be different than what we/I usually share, but the importance of Mental Health awareness cannot be stressed enough. It’s worth noting that some information below could be…

May 13, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

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Safe In Our World To Hold Major Mental Health Fundraiser In May

Next month, the mental health gaming charity Safe In Our World is holding a major fundraising event. Safer Together aims to promote discussion around mental health issues in gaming and remove stigmas…

April 30, 2021 | 10:03 EDT

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How Lost Words: Beyond the Page Teaches You To Platform Through Grief

In a year of loss and grief, Lost Words: Beyond the Page came at an eerily good time. Written by Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider, Mirror's Edge), this unique little platformer was initially released…

April 9, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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In Sound Mind Strikingly Manifests Mental-Health Struggles

In Sound Mind is a psychological horror game that takes you deep into the human psyche, forcing you to come face to face with physical manifestations of mental health struggles while navigating a…

March 24, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Gaming Charity Safe In Our World Launches Today

A new global mental health charity launches today to help tackle issues around gaming and mental wellbeing. The charity is called Safe In Our World and it's launching to commemorate World Mental…

October 10, 2019 | 06:25 EDT

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VoidVR Tackles Suicide in Latest Experience: I'm Fine

Some of the hardest subjects to tackle in the video game medium are ones that hit the closest to home. Even subjects that have been constantly approached by other media such as television and movies…

March 25, 2019 | 04:56 EDT