I’m Kelli N. Dunlap, PsyD. I’m a clinical psychologist, game designer, and educator focused on the intersection of mental health and games.
This article is one of the best, most nuanced takes I’ve seen around mental health on Twitch and I’m honored that I was invited to be a part of it. Streamers aren’t therapists. But some therapists are streamers.
SummarySide-scrolling interactive fiction game exploring topics of grief, loss, life and death. Content warnings Nothing graphic or intense, but does acknowledge suicide, self-harm, child death, and pet death. Same CW applies for this article. Review: Plot and Gameplay First off, I LOVE the art in this game. It’s super cute without being cutesy or infantile. […]
Everyone plays games, and almost everyone plays digital games. The chances that, as a clinician, the person in the room with you plays video games is quite high; 214 million (64%) Americans are gamers (cite). While not every player sees gaming as part of their identity, many people’s relationship to games and the gaming community […]