What We Do
Gaming For Mental Health is a 501c3 Nonprofit that provides peer support utilizing video games & geek culture to build community & friendships for First Responders, Healthcare workers & US Military Veterans to support them in the event of crisis or need.
Why Mental Health Matters
For Healthcare Workers During Covid-19
- Stressed out and stretched too thin: 93% of health care workers were experiencing stress, 86% reported experiencing anxiety, 77% reported frustration, 76% reported exhaustion and burnout, and 75% said they were overwhelmed.
- Not getting enough emotional support: 39% of healthcare workers said that they did not feel like they had adequate emotional support. Nurses were even less likely to have emotional support (45%). (MHA National)
For Fire and EMS Workers
- Approximately 85 percent of first responders have experienced symptoms related to mental health issues.
- Around 75 percent of rescue workers report mild symptoms of psychological trauma following a disaster.
- According to a national survey of first responders, nearly 40 percent of respondents said there would be negative repercussions for seeking mental health help at work.
- 30 percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health condition requiring treatment.
- Fewer than 50 percent of returning veterans receive mental health treatment.
- Approximately 20 veterans die from suicide every day.