Suicide Prevention Series Episode 10 Fighting against Gaming Addiction

Suicide Prevention Series Episode 10 Fighting against Gaming Addiction


“Even the darkest night will end and the
Sun will RISE” Suicide is 100 percent Preventable A fight against suicide series To make you capable to save a life Suicide Prevention Fighting against Gaming
Addiction Step-1 Accept responsibility. The problem lies within the individual, not
within the game. No attempt at beating ‘addiction’ can succeed
until the individual accepts its existence. It is not the existence of video games, nor
the content of games, but the person who chooses to play them. Step-2 Identify the impact. How many hours a day do you spend playing
games? Do you normally go out on the weekend? When was the last time you read a book? Identifying the negative impacts of the addiction
will help you focus on positive improvements and getting back the things that you really
are missing. Step-3 Avoid blame. Blaming others for problems that you alone
must face does not solve the problems. The ‘gaming industry’ or manufacturers are
not the cause of this problem, and blaming them does not make the problem better. The vast, extreme majority of ‘gamers’ are
healthy individuals, accepting responsibility is the first step.Also , do not make excuses
: take responsibility. Step-4 Stay positive. While it is important to identify the negative
aspects of the problem, it is also important to focus on the goal and progress that you
have made. Step-5 Set limits. If you decide that you have one hour per day
to spend playing games, stick to that. Choose your games correctly! If you are playing a game that requires many
hours of gameplay between saves or which is an open-ended game like many MMOs, you likely
should consider a different game or different genre of games. Step-6 Monitor your child’s video game time. You are the parent, and thus you are in control. If your children do not listen to you, removal
of the game console or setting of administrative control on the computer may allow you to better
handle the problem. Step-7 Look in your drawer of CDs. Are there more than 5 games that you have
played in the last two months? Are these games open-ended (like Civilization,
World of Warcraft, or Evil Genius)? This could be a warning sign. Step-8 Add up the total hours played per week. This includes time spent reading walkthroughs
and watching videos and discussing games in real life. Always round up! If this number is over 25, then there may
be a problem. Step-9 Request that your parents put you on
a strict time limit for computer playing.There are freeware programs available for download
that can help with this. Playing hide-and-go-seek with your parents
(hiding your games) is an effective way to minimize gaming overall. Step 10 Find something else to do. You know the statement “my anti-drug…” This statement is better phrased “my anti-addiction…”
or “my anti-bad habit…” The best way to do this is to develop a variety
of other things to do, with others. “Even the darkest night will end and the
Sun will RISE” Suicide is 100 percent Preventable Thankyou

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