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Next Level: Do Video Games Help Or Hurt Our Mental Health?

In each episode of 'Next Level,' Newsy explores the real-world impacts of the largest entertainment industry on Earth: video games.
Posted at 4:22 PM, Sep 11, 2022

Reporter Matt Picht talks to creators, players and industry experts to show how gaming is for everyone — and how it influences technology and culture. In this episode, "Next Level" looks at the mental health conversation around video games. Are they addictive? Do they encourage aggression? Or are they just the target of moral panic? Newsy’s mental health initiative “America’s Breakdown: Confronting Our Mental Health Crisis” brings you deeply personal and thoughtfully told stories on the state of mental health care in the U.S. Click here to learn more.

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