Pilot episode of The CheckPoint Series is live, watch it now

The pilot episode of The Checkpoint Series, first in a season of 20 or so, has made its debut on YouTube this week. Created by the Australian non-profit CheckPoint, the series looks to educate viewers on numerous issues surrounding mental health through the lens of video games.

Episode One, hosted by CheckPoint founder and practicing psychiatric doctor Dr. Jennifer Hazel, provides a broad overview of the potential causes of mental health issues, how they can manifest from person to person and the steps you can take to manage your mental health, all using simple terms related to gaming. Check it out with the handy embed below!


It also includes interviews with a number of extremely good human beings like BioShock Infinite‘s Ken Levine, Bethesda Australia’s Kelsey Gamble and NITV and Gizmodo Australia’s Rae Johnston.

The Checkpoint Series will upload a new episode to its YouTube channel each week for the low, low price of zero dollars so you should definitely subscribe. You can find out more about CheckPoint and the great work they do at their official site.


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David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.