Xbox Execs Praise Discussion Around Gaming & Mental Health
Image: Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice, Ninja Theory

Xbox's Aaron Greenberg and Sarah Bond have both praised a new article from Fortune Magazine; one that discusses the potential mental health benefits of gaming. FM's feature discusses the rise in gaming time due to the pandemic, and how it's "reshaping our understanding" of the medium's effect on mental health.

Both the article's author, Arianna Huffington, and Greenberg mention Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, a title that puts a huge focus on mental health struggles. Greenberg recalled his time playing Hellblade, and how it helped him 'better understand' what others are going through.

Xbox's Sarah Bond also commented on the feature, thanking Huffington for their efforts in talking about gaming and how it can positively affect mental health.

This is just great to see to be honest, and we welcome any efforts to destigmatize talk around mental health. The fact that some of Xbox's most important execs are taking the time to talk about our relationships with gaming can only be a good thing.

Has a certain game or gaming experience helped you out mentally?