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Thursday, June 28 • 3:45pm - 4:05pm
Strategies for Advancing Mental Health in Games

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Mental illness is the costliest medical condition in the United States. In 2018, spending on mental health care is estimated to reach $218 billion, about what we spend on heart conditions and cancer treatment combined. Add in nearly $200 billion in lost productivity and another $500 billion for the opioid epidemic, and we’re looking at a trillion dollar problem. As game designers, we have a very particular set of skills that enables us to tackle this challenge. In this talk, Dr. Kelli Dunlap outlines three strategies for game developers wanting to impact mental health at the individual and societal level.

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Kelli Dunlap

Mental Health and Games Manager, iThrive Games
Kelli is a psychologist and game designer. She is the Mental Health and Games Manager at iThrive Games, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the well-being of teens through games. Kelli presents regularly at psychological and games industry conferences on games and mental... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:05pm EDT
Room 104