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Presence of Mind:
When to Get Expert Help

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Learn how to listen, share compassion, express concern, and know when it’s time to find expert mental health support for yourself or someone else when they need it most.

This short interactive video will help you understand:

  • How to notice when someone needs expert help
  • How to engage with someone who may be struggling
  • Why listening without judgment is key to providing support
  • How to recognize warning signs of self-harm or suicide

Everyday mental health challenges can be overwhelming and make you feel alone. Part 3 of our Presence of Mind series shows you how to engage with those you may be concerned about and how to start supportive mental health conversations. In this video, you’ll learn what you can do to help others cope with their mental health challenges by listening, sharing concerns, or simply providing compassion. You’ll hear personal stories from others in the gaming community about personal challenges and how expert help made a positive difference in their overall health and wellness.


Be sure to check out Parts 1 and 2 of the Presence of Mind series. The more you learn, the better you’ll be at finding your words.


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Be sure to check out the complete interactive video series!

1. Mental Health Matters

By making your mental wellbeing a priority, you’ll see a positive impact on your life.

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2. Helping Others

Talking openly about mental health and wellness with others can make a big difference.

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When to get expert help

3. When to Get Expert Help

It’s important to know the signs for when someone needs expert help.

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