Roll for a Sanity Check: Games and Mental Health

The importance of mental health is finally seeing the light of day as the stigma of going to therapy improves. Games can provide an outlet for expressing mental health issues, either as a means of escapism or as a way of relating to others. Our set of panelists will discuss the importance of gaming for their mental health, the challenges of working in the industry with mental health issues, and the importance of finding a community in games.


Tifa Robles [Product Marketing Manager, Xbox], Barbara S. McCann, Ph.D. [Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington], Robert Schuster [Game Designer, Wizards of the Coast], Liz Leo [Creative Producer, Wizards of the Coast], Jimmy Chi [Support Operations Lead, Humble Bundle]