How hard games help (me) cope with PTSD

Dark Souls, Celeste, Dead Cells, Super Meat Boy and many, many others keep me sane. Or more or less functional. Being sane is after all subjective. There are many articles about violence in video games and how they inspire more violence in real life. In this video essay I present my pseudo-article about how video games can help people. Even in the least expected ways. Hope you will enjoy.
Quick note: yeah so it’s actually strawberries in Celeste. my bad
Resources used in this video:
There’s No Such Thing as a Hard Game (Or an Easy One):
There’s No Such Thing as a Hard Game (Or an Easy One)

How to Piece a Shattered World Back Together After Trauma:

Understanding Post-trauma Cognitions and Beliefs:

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