Improving Support Pathways for Problem Gamers

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Kindbridge partners with Game Quitters to provide support pathway to clinical care for gaming disorder

Founded in 2015, Game Quitters has grown to become the largest peer support community for people struggling with problematic gaming. Their vision is to provide a platform with the best tools, resources, and support for gamers and their loved ones. Kindbridge is excited to announce a new partnership with Game Quitters that will help further that vision by providing a support pathway of high quality clinical care to their members.

Kindbridge is the world’s first teletherapy company focused specifically on delivering high quality, therapist led treatment to people suffering from a gambling or gaming disorder. Our mission is to build the largest network of mental health treatment providers in the United States who focus on high-quality care for the gambling and gaming communities.

Since 2019, gaming disorder has been approved for inclusion in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) by the World Health Organization. One of the barriers for gamers and their loved ones is how to find locally trained clinicians who understand gaming. This partnership between Game Quitters and Kindbridge will make locally trained clinicians more accessible across the United States, which currently accounts for 40% of members on the Game Quitters platform. Together we will ensure if you or a loved one is seeking help you are able to find it.

The partnership will see Cam Adair, founder of Game Quitters, join Kindbridge’s Board of Advisors to provide expertise on gamer insights, trends, and research to create high quality products: “Imagine a world where a gamer or loved one can quickly find a local specialist trained professional with a customized treatment plan for problematic gaming. That’s the world I imagine and that’s the world I’m excited to help build in partnership with Kindbridge.”

Kindbridge’s CEO Daniel Umfleet says: “We are delighted to be leading the field in offering specialist and tailored mental health care to people with gaming and gambling disorders. Game Quitters was high on our list of desired partners with the right mix of thought leadership, activism, content creation and products – we knew together we could build a stronger support pathway for gamers and their loved ones. We are excited to launch this partnership.”

There are currently an estimated 2.5 billion active gamers worldwide and most U.S. teenagers play games. Up to three percent of gamers are at-risk of developing gaming problems which can have a significant impact to their physical and mental health, family and peer relationships, academics and employment opportunities. With gaming touching the lives of most families across the United States, it’s crucial that we provide stronger support pathways to the clinical care they need and deserve.

To learn more about Kindbridge, go to https://www.kindbridge.com/therapy/

To learn more about Game Quitters, go to https://gamequitters.com

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Editor’s Notes

GAME QUITTERS

Game Quitters is the largest peer support community for people struggling with gaming disorder. Founded in 2015 by Cam Adair, a former video game addict who is widely hailed as a leading expert on video game addiction, Game Quitters has grown to support over 75,000 members representing 95 countries. It is dedicated to providing the best tools, resources, and support for gamers and their loved ones. Game Quitters is at the forefront of raising awareness about the gaming industry, the risks of problematic gaming, and how to keep gaming a balanced activity in your life. For more on the Game Quitters story, watch GAME OVER, a documentary by TELUS.

KINDBRIDGE

Kindbridge is the world’s first teletherapy company with a focus on the successful treatment of gambling and gaming addictions. Launched in 2020 Kindbridge is dedicated to a centralized, value-based approach to delivering timely, efficient, and effective care on-demand across the US. Diagnosing and treating qualified mental health, gambling & gaming disorders, and any related co-morbidities in a teletherapy setting allows their clients access to a treatment plan from the comfort of their own homes. Kindbridge provides the highest quality, HIPAA compliant, virtual technologies for their therapists to connect with their clients in an organized, efficient, and confidential manner. Creating a virtual ecosystem that drives successful outcomes allows their clients to stay safe, distanced, and healthy.

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