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Companies Partner Up, Bring Direct Mental Health Support Into "World of Warships"

Companies Partner Up, Bring Direct Mental Health Support Into "World of Warships"

  You may remember a write-up we published in mid-late May talking about the fantastic things that London-based nonprofit Safe in Our World is doing to bring mental health awareness to the gaming community in the most tailored way possible. Today, we’re lucky enough to bring you a similar story with a different spin. If you’ve ever played or heard of the video game “World of Tanks”, or if you have friends that play it, then chances are that you’ve heard of the video game developer Wargaming (also known as Wargaming Group Limited or Wargaming.net). If you haven’t heard of...

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Bollywood Suicide Underscores Importance of Recognizing and Treating Mental Illness

Bollywood Suicide Underscores Importance of Recognizing and Treating Mental Illness

  “Very honestly, I just have two friends.” - Sushant Singh Rajput Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput once said that he had trouble making friends. I feel like there are a lot of us who can relate to this statement. Sadly, Sushant’s body was found in his home in Mumbai on the morning of June 14 after an apparent suicide. In the midst of a state of mourning over his loss, the overarching conversation has quickly turned to mental health, specifically depression. “…many people mourning Sushant’s death today snigger and gossip when someone known to them sees a shrink.” –...

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Taylor Michel
PTSD Facts, Volume 4 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 4 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: PTSD can affect anyone. In fact, this was the first PTSD Fact we shared in this series. As such, we want to share one information point that may help bring this particular fact into focus just a little bit more: here is a website that lists 10 well-known celebrities who have come forward to admit that they have dealt with PTSD symptoms at some point in their lives.Having said this, here are PTSD Facts 10 - 12 to continue this series: It seems a bit counterintuitive, but medicine is not always recommended...

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Jason Swanson
You never know when or what...

You never know when or what...

  “I hope I don’t get sick. I don’t want to get sick.” Little did I know that those two sentences were a warning. I mean, no one wants to get sick, but when you are going on your first deep-sea fishing trip for 6 hours, it is a common thing to say or hear during your excitement heading to the pier. It’s not one of those in-your-face warnings. After weeks of planning, and months of being forced to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, I booked a fishing trip for my nephews and I and invited a couple...

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