11 – Gamifying Mental Health Management in Dofus and Dark Souls with CelesMeh

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We kick off the new year with CelesMeh, a queer Latina scientist who edits genes and builds robots by day, streams games on Twitch with an emphasis on mental health and self-care by night, and is an all-around badass and delight 24/7! Celes joins us for an energizing conversation on the power of games to help us overcome our inner challenges and see our own resilience. Please note: This episode contains frank discussions of mental illness, including depression and suicide.

Meanwhile, Spencer claims Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla for the queer community, and Jamie explains how Persona 5: Royal dashed all of her big plans to finally tackle her gaming backlog over the holiday break.

Follow CelesMeh on…

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/celesmeh

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CelesMeh

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