PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE INTRO. This group is for people who have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, depression, PTSD or related issue. This group should not be used instead of therapy. Therefore, players should be currently in therapy for anxiety, depression, PTSD, or related issue. If you're not sure whether you qualify, please send me a message and ask.
The idea for the group started when my therapist and I were talking in one of our sessions about recent studies regarding the mental health benefits of gaming. I've been itching to run a game anyway, so I thought that something like this might be cool. And if someone is having a bad anxiety day, they can say, "I'm having a bad anxiety day," instead of creating an excuse. We'll all be in the same boat in one way or another.
What we'll do is play role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. It will be a low-stakes environment where you can practice coping methods while doing something fun. We would be meeting on fridays from 7pm to around 10pm or so. I've booked rooms at a non-profit organization on Race St between Colfax and 16th in Denver. We have room for more DM's so that we can accommodate more members. If you'd like to DM a campaign, please message me, Matt Carroll, and we can get you set up.
THIS GROUP IS A SAFE SPACE. Any racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, harassment, or anything like that is FORBIDDEN. Anyone looking to join a group of vulnerable people to be manipulative or gross will be removed. That said, if anyone feels that they are being harassed or affected by any of the above -isms, please message me and let me know. Even if you're not sure. We can discuss it together and come up with a plan. Also, I know it is common to create a character that is kind of a jerk for comedic reasons. However, that might not be considered funny among strangers, so think twice before creating a character that behaves badly. Being members of a safe space means that each of us is responsible for making the space safe for everyone else.