The Games we play

I am writing today about this amazing Ted Talk that I have utilized many times to aid in talking about recovery from depression and suicidal ideation. It seems to be a great connecting factor for adolescents or anyone who enjoys playing video games. Jane McGonigal is a wonderful inspiration as a game designer herself and someone who has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts. She brings up another wonderful teaching point of post traumatic growth. We often do not hear as much about this occurring in our lives as post traumatic stress. Leave it to our culture to focus on the negative. Well I HOPE you enjoy her Ted Talk as much as I have time and time again.

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