Translating a Fantasy World into Youth and Community Resiliency
"Psychology Professor Yvonne Bohr has partnered with five communities and four agencies in Nunavut to develop an Indigenous-focused fantasy video game focused on supporting mental wellness in Inuit youth. Factors such as intergenerational trauma and poverty contribute to Inuit youth experiencing relatively higher rates of stress, anxiety and depression. The interactive game will use Inuit cultural values to create a familiar context, and cognitive behaviour therapy principles to help youth regulate their emotions through activities such as reframing their thoughts and learning about physical coping strategies. ..."