Traditional gaming stereotypes have become outdated. Many still associate this popular pastime with violence or suicide, but recent studies have found that people increasingly use games to build meaningful connections, open up about their feelings, and de-stress. You could say it’s a form of therapy, a way to cope with a whole new set of anxieties brought on by 2020. Join non-profit Rise Against the Disorder (RAD), prominent Esports company Skillshot, and creative agency the community to unpack how gaming and therapy can come together to create a new world of entertainment that also shifts cultural stigmas.
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