In 1949, Mental Health Month was established in the United States. Therefore Xbox wanted to express its support for those who help raise awareness on this particular topic.. You know the past few months have been difficult for everyone. This is due to the pandemic and the continued isolation it creates. However, contacts with relatives, friends and family could be established thanks to video games, among other things.
In addition, this highly valued medium makes it possible to highlight the various problems related to mental health and their consequences. Video games can also help. Studies lead by le community accessibility feedback from Xbox Research go in this direction:
The study showed that 84% of gamers in a group of gamblers with a disability agreed that video games had a largely positive effect during the pandemic. Other members of the community shared that the video game was an important distraction to help forget about stress (82.9%), emotional stress (63.5%), physical pain (38.6%), or even the gambling in life ( 54.1%). The people who participated in this study use video games to improve their daily lives in a variety of ways.
Regarding the pandemic in particular, 71.7% of respondents believe that video games helped them feel less alone and that they were able to keep in touch with family or friends during this difficult time. On the other hand, 71.7% of respondents felt that video games were an integral part of their daily routine during the pandemic.
Tara Voelker, Co-Lead for Games and Disabilities
Mental health in games
Alone or with others, you have certainly tried outstanding titles that deal with mental disorders. At Xbox Two teams from Xbox Game Studios are working on this issue
What is special about mental health is that most of us have been through this before. Whether personally or through a loved one. We are familiar with th at. We wanted to address these topics carefully because the game should be fun and at the same time appeal to those who might have experienced the things we are dealing with.
Tim Schafer, creator of Double Fine
While these experiences are striking, they are not the only ones available. Indeed, If you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber You can discover Sea of solitude. On your raft, you need to understand why loneliness turns people into monsters. Otherwise, you can try to reach heights in Celeste. Can you climb to the top of the mountain with this high-precision platformer that will show you failure in a whole new light?
Outside of Xbox Game Pass, you can find it in the Microsoft Store a game that deals with mental disorders. It is Broken heads. When you buy this game, part of the profit goes straight to the club’s coffers. Safe in our world. The game costs less than $ 2 with no special offers. So if you want to do a good deed, give it a try.