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Did you know that there are benefits of video games? While the media would have you believe that gaming is the devil's business, science says differently. Suss out how gaming can help you to relieve stress, help develop emotional stability, and gain higher self-esteem.

Gaming is actually becoming a great way to build friendships. In fact, a 2012 study on World of Warcraft users found that socialising is actually a top reason for playing.

What can I do now?

  • Chat about your favourite games on the ReachOut Forums.
  • Keep an eye on how many hours per week you're gaming - remember it's only moderate gaming (7 - 10 hours per week) that's good for you.