Well, it sounds like video games can help with your mental health, who would have thought! I love video games, and to be honest, it has helped me out through a lot of bad times in my life. It has provided me with comfort a lot of the time I was depressed, anxious, or sad. And according to The Guardian here video games may benefit people’s mental health, and help bring on more wellbeing. The study had people playing Animal Crossing, and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, which many said it helped bring on greater “wellbeing” as they said.
Do you think video games can benefit your mental health? I truly think so.
Yeah, I saw this information on BBC News this morning. I have no doubt video gaming can positively impact mental well-being, but it’s like anything, everything in moderation. Too much of anything is bad for you!
Of course gaming can help a lot with stress and anxiety. Video games to me, have helped me with my day to day stress. Without it, I’d probably be lost more often, and probably would be even more stressed out. But yes, playing too much can be bad too though. I play a lot, but I will often take much needed breaks here and there.
Thank you for bringing this up! I should tag and forward this to my parent. I tried to tell them how it has been helping me mentally, but they all thought am just looking for reasons to play some more!
I think this research kind of gives assurance to many games who are into the trauma and using the video games as a way to escape their stress. And so this sort of the games are pretty good for those. I’d say that still there needs to be control on how much you are playing the games. As addiction can affect people a lot that is something I have noticed as well.