Video Games as a Coping Mechanism


What started out as a retro game show-and-tell takes a turn when we begin talking about how we used video games in the past as an unhealthy means of dealing with stress, depression, and anxiety. Video games can be a positive coping mechanism, but in these particular cases, they weren’t. We then talk about our career anxieties today.

It’s a topic I’ve touched on before, but it was a very therapeutic chat with Muligoon. If you’re going through anything, please know that you’re not alone. There are people out there willing to help, whether it’s family, friends, or medical professionals. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help!

2 thoughts on “Video Games as a Coping Mechanism

  1. V February 2, 2019 / 10:55 PM

    My boyfriend uses dragon ball z video games as an outlet. It is a thing for many people.

    • Jett February 2, 2019 / 11:15 PM

      If the games are acting as a positive force, that’s great! I hope he’s doing well.

      There are times when I use games as an outlet to this day. However, in this particular story; I was using them to run away from my real issues.

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