January Education: Health and Wellness in Gaming
Published on January 4th, 2022 at 6:37 PM
GGLeagues x Healthy Gamer: Health and Wellness in Gaming
Here at GGLeagues, we are very passionate about gaming and esports, but we also understand the importance of maintaining balance in your life and preventing gaming from taking over your life or mental wellbeing! We get tons of questions from parents in our community regarding topics like gaming addiction, mental wellness, and healthy gaming habits. We are extremely excited to be partnered with Healthy Gamer, which is one of the leading mental health resource providers helping families to gain a better understanding of how gaming may affect their mental health.
Throughout this month, we will be posting informational blog posts on topics related to health and wellness in gaming! Gaming and esports can provide a multitude of benefits for gamers of all ages such as making friends and helping to develop social-emotional skills, teamwork, and strategic thinking. On the other hand, gaming can often be known for the negative stigmas that cloud it such as toxicity, lack of physical activity, or that it is anti-social. We aim to help parents gain a better understanding of some of these stigmas, and the resources that are out there to help families learn more!
Partner Spotlight: Healthy Gamer
GGLeagues has joined forces with Healthy Gamer to create awareness and education on mental health topics specific to the gaming community to improve recreation and collegiate programs. The relationship offers communities associated with GGLeagues, Healthy Gamer coaching (personal, group, and parent) services. GGLeagues and Healthy Gamer look to support statewide and national communities through mental health awareness. GGLeagues is extremely excited to be able to offer Healthy Gamer's mental health resources and coaching to our gaming community at a 20% discount!
Co-founded by Harvard-trained psychiatrist Dr. Alok Kanojia, Healthy Gamer is the mental health platform designed to help the internet generation succeed. Healthy Gamer creates accessible, inclusive and affordable mental health resources that empower the internet generation to find peace and purpose through content, community and coaching. Healthy Gamer's mission is to help people on the internet take control of their mental health.