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Every May you’ll see various organisations, groups and individuals taking the opportunity to raise mental health awareness. It’s a topic that now has far more research, understanding and knowledge attached to it, in the process helping people recognise and get help for related issues.

The stigma around mental health issues is thankfully being reduced each year, with popular media also addressing different aspects of the topic. Mainstream movies and TV shows now increasingly portray mental health, and gaming is no different. In the gaming space this is often in the Indie or download space, but there have been some major success stories that show the importance of the subject, and gamers’ eagerness to engage with titles that show creativity and emotional intelligence alongside shooty-shooty-bang-bang mechanics and spectacle.

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