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The Power of Teens

iThrive co-designs games with teens, educators, mental health experts, and professional game developers to discover how play and design can empower teens to thrive. But why do we care about teens? First of all, we know teens face tremendous pressures. Just a few of...

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Exploring the Intersection of Mental Wellness and Games

MAGFest 2019 - A Compilation of Panels, Playtesting, and so much more! Kelli Dunlap, PsyD, director of Mental Health Research and Design at iThrive Games, playing our Critical Strengths Engine (CSE) as she helps a new playtester facilitate the game for the rest of the...

New Year. New Website.

We have kicked off 2019 with a website redesign! Our shiny, user-friendly website features a new look and new content. Our mission remains the same. iThrive Games Foundation works to benefit teens at the intersection of game development, education, and mental health....

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Extra Credits and Mental Health Month

Extra Credits and Mental Health Month

Video games frequently portray characters as having a mental illness but there’s little research around those portrayals. This month, we are honored to report that Kelli Dunlap, PsyD, our director of mental health research and design, partnered with Extra Credits to...

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