Mental Health Information

 

“Are you okay?”

We hear this simple phrase all the time. I would hazard a guess you’ve either heard or said it in the last week. Maybe even the last day. There’s such an emphasis in the world on being okay that we frequently feel the need to assure one another that everything is fine.

But what if the answer was no? Is it not okay, to not be okay?

Where do you go when you need help for a problem you’re not allowed or afraid to admit that you have?

 

Fortunately, for the first time, there is a lot of incredibly important movement beginning to emerge in the intersection between games and psychiatry.

Here you can learn about the wide range of mental health problems that anyone can suffer at any point in their life. They are so common in fact, that a third of people will experience clinical anxiety or depression at some time.

 

It is okay to talk about this. It is okay to learn about this. Never be scared to reach out for help.

 

 

Global Mental Health Websites

Global Mental Health Websites

Here you'll find a long list of various different websites dedicated to mental health around the world. We've tried to make it as easy to navigate as possible, by dividing ...
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Global Emergency Mental Health Directory

Global Emergency Mental Health Directory

Anyone. Any time. Anywhere. Find help in your area. All these services are 24/7/365 unless otherwise specified. If you cannot find your location in this list, please see the links ...
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Real Monsters: Mental Illness creature designs by Toby Allen

Eating Disorders

All information on this page is from the National Eating Disorders Collaboration. They provide an invaluable resource. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses; they are not a lifestyle choice or ...
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Schizophrenia and Psychosis

Schizophrenia and Psychosis

Psychosis is the clinical descriptor for a person's mental state when they exhibit certain signs and symptoms, indicating that they are struggling to tell what is reality. It is common, ...
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Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome is really interesting and super, super common, especially in high achieving professions, and for women. I've nicked this definition from the Geek Feminism Wiki, because I love it: ...
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Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are common, interesting, ambiguous to diagnose, and can cause significant distress to the individual. There are lots of types and every person will almost certainly find traits in ...
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Bipolar Affective Disorder

Bipolar Affective Disorder

Bipolar is characterised by two distinct "mood states". This is very different from mood swings, or having different personality types but is often referred to colloquially as this. It used ...
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Self-Care Jam: Games that make us happy

Self-Care Jam: Games that make us happy

“Let’s make stuff that makes us happy”, wrote Jessica Hayley, the organiser of the inaugural Self-Care Jam. And this is how the Self-Care Jam was born, a one-week event which ...
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How Technology Can Improve Your Mental Health

How Technology Can Improve Your Mental Health

This is an article that Jennifer Hazel originally wrote for LifeHacker Australia. Mental Health image via Shutterstock “How do you feel today?” It’s a common question, and for some people ...
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Addiction

Addiction

Online Gaming Addiction As great as games can be, online gaming addiction can be detrimental to your health, even if it doesn't feel like it. APA has developed 9 criteria ...
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Burnout

Burnout

What is burnout? Burnout is defined as a combination of emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation (feeling cynical and detached) and low perceived efficacy (1, 2). It leads to decreased performance, satisfaction, commitment, and increased ...
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Anxiety

Anxiety

Despite being a more common condition than depression, anxiety is less diagnosed and often sufferers of severe anxiety fall under the radar for years or decades. This condition can be ...
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Let’s Meet At The CheckPoint

Let’s Meet At The CheckPoint

Introducing CheckPoint Organisation – an Australian Non-Profit Organisation and Charity providing Consultancy, Advocacy, and Resources for Mental Health and Video Game Industries. CheckPoint Organisation was founded in June 2016, to ...
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Depression

Depression

Broadly speaking, there are two types of depression, and this distinction is important to make because the treatments are different. Situational Depression (also known as adjustment disorder) is a response ...
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