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Jennifer Hazel (Doctor, Executive Director, CheckPoint Organisation)
Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!
Topic: Independent Games Summit
Vault Recording: TBD
Audience Level: All
Rates of burnout, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns are high in game development. This session is about the psychological challenges of game development and how to overcome them. Attendees will hear from Dr. Jennifer Hazel, a psychiatry doctor with a special interest in video games and mental healthcare, and founder of CheckPoint, a nonprofit which connects mental health resources with the gaming community. She'll share CheckPoint's AAA model for game dev, providing education and evidence-based advice on managing mental health issues.
Attendees will have greater understanding of mental health in general, and gain new insight into their own strengths and vulnerabilities. They'll learn new tools and coping mechanisms to deal with common issues, such as stress, depression, anxiety and burnout. And they'll feel confident in managing this during future game development.