Deep Well DTx: New and just introduced video game publisher Deep Well DTx conjures up video games that benefit mental health at a groundbreaking event. Deep Well DTx, the new video game publisher from Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson and medical technology innovator Ryan Douglas, presents a Game Jam featuring Global Game Jam that aims to test the power of video games to date approach mental health in a positive way. This first annual Deep Well DTx Game Jam, taking place on May 1 and 22, 2022, aims to engage and challenge the community to use their game-making skills.
Game Jam: Video Games and Mental Health
The main objectives of this new Game Jam are:
Demonstrate how to use video game themes and mechanics as therapeutic mechanisms.
Help eliminate prejudice and misunderstanding associated with the social stigma of talking about mental health issues.
Build a community around connecting and supporting people who suffer from stress and depression, among other things.
And it is that as a result of a coronavirus pandemic that is still lingering in society, mental health trends have changed at an accelerated pace. So much so that the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that one in five people in the United States will receive a diagnosis related to a mental disorder each year, and that one in two people will have a similar diagnosis in their lifetime. to get.
Therefore, it is essential to address the challenges posed by mental health through treatment and support to create a culture that promotes diversity, placing great importance on the role played by video game developers, as well as the power that action must play on its own.
Introducing DeepWell Digital Therapeutics (DTx), a new video game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games that can be fun while providing improved and accelerated treatment for harmful health conditions, including health-related problems. mentally.