Gaming and Mental Health

Part of my platform as 0ptimystic is mental health advocacy. My streams, written content, and panels are all chances to connect others with others on the topic of mental health and positivity. As such, I have worked towards aligning myself with organizations that help promote the crossbreed between gaming and positivity in the face of mental illness.


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Gamers Fighting Depression:

GFD is an international volunteer based organization that unites gamers to come together and support one another through gaming. What started as a small subreddit has now grown into a partnered Discord server with 2,000 active members and a subreddit of over 11,000 followers. GFD offers peer support chats where dedicated volunteers can help people work through tought time. Combine this with all sorts of ways to connect with an ever growing community like a looking-for-game system, places to hang out with other gamers, and plenty of fun community events, GFD is a community where you can grow as a gamer and in your own mental health.

In the past, I acted as both a lead administrator and the head of content generation in running the GFD Stream Team. Now I simply promote GFD as a great place to meet other gamers and non-gamers alike.

Check out the Discord or Subreddit for more details!


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Anxiety Gaming:
0ptimystic is a supporter of Anxiety Gaming. Anxiety gaming is an international NFP organization that seeks to help mentally ill gamers from all over the world by helping find mental health care outlets for its members. AG can help people find affordable, local psychological or psychiatric health care. Over the years, AG has been supported by numerous organizations such as Counter Logic Gaming and Tiny Build and consistently does charity events such as Game Against Depression.