Missa Dawson is a Mental Health Champion

Victor Media Group

May 4 2021 • 49 mins

Gaming--and the communities we meet through gaming--can have a profound impact on mental health and social development. Some can even say that gaming literally saved their lives. Tune in to hear Missa Dawson, manager of the retail store The Gaming Goat in Mason, Ohio, share stories about how gaming has given her the courage to seek the help she needs, how RPGs helped her cope with social anxiety, and how Critical Role saved her life.
CW: talk of suicide and suicidal ideation.

01:14 -- Meet Missa!
06:45 -- Gaming is life
14:00 -- First experience with true acceptance
24:43 -- Coping with mental health challenges
29:32: -- How Critical Role saved Missa’s life
42:39 -- Fostering positive communities

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Games
Magic: The Gathering -- https://magic.wizards.com/
Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition -- https://amzn.to/32sfVhh

More Resources
Critical Role -- https://critrole.com/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -- 800-273-8255 (available 24/7)
**Reach out to clara@victormediagroup.co if you want help finding additional mental health resources. I am here to support you however I can.

Credits
Guest -- Missa Dawson
Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/
Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l
Creator / Host -- Clara Mount
Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell
Sound Editing -- Aaron Trnka