About Healthy Gamer

Healthy Gamer is the mental health platform designed to help the internet generation succeed.
We create accessible, inclusive and affordable mental health resources that empower the internet generation to find peace and purpose through content, community and coaching.

Our Mission

Help people on the internet take control of their mental health.

Our approach

For many, it’s not about an SSRI or a diagnosis. It’s about creating a life worth living, and that’s where Healthy Gamer can help.  

Created by Dr. Alok Kanojia, the world-leading expert of gaming psychiatry, Healthy Gamer programming is developed with a combination of well-evidenced interventions: peer-based solutions, meditation and Ayurveda, neurochemistry research, and psychiatric/psychological principles.

We call it AoE (area of effect) healing because our approach encompasses the entire individual and the community around them - as one person gets better, we all do.

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Origin Story

Meet the team
In 2018, Dr. Alok Kanojia, a Harvard-trained addiction psychiatrist with a focus on video game addiction, had an open afternoon and decided to post to r/IamA. The response was overwhelming - thousands not only posted their own questions but engaged in a meaningful discussion about mental health challenges. The desire to talk about mental health challenges and the commonalities among participants inspired Kanojia to find a way to keep the discussion alive. Enter: Twitch.

A community quickly formed, what started with a handful of people quickly grew to hundreds of thousands tuning in to feel heard by “Dr. K” every week. The power of the community formed on Twitch inspired the creation of Healthy Gamer - a company dedicated to creating accessible, inclusive and affordable mental health resources built by and with the internet generation.

The same gamers and streamers that tuned into Twitch became the angel investors that allowed the company to take shape.

Within six months, Healthy Gamer shifted from a thrice-weekly Twitch stream to the most successful mental health platform built specifically to address the unique mental health challenges of the internet generation. All programming, from coaching, content and community is built on many different disciplines: a combination of evidence-based interventions, meditation and Ayurveda, neurochemistry research, and peer-based coaching.

The results speak for themselves. The community continues to grow, coaching and group support demand continues to rise and the opportunity to improve the lives of the internet generation is just beginning to be realized.
Mental illness is on the rise, especially for young people, but mental health resources as they exist aren’t built for the digital generation. Psychiatry today is too slow, too old, and too expensive:

#2

cause of death ages 10-34 worldwide

18-25

year olds have highest rate of major depressive disorder

10wks

average wait time for an appointment

55%

of psychiatrists are 55+ years old

6th

most expensive disease is depression

Resources

The three pillars of content, community, and coaching enable you to explore at their own pace with the support of people who “get” it, and/or the option to work more proactively with a coach.

01

Coaching

Work directly with a Healthy Gamer coach, trained by Dr. Alok Kanojia.

Personal and group coaching are now available.

Starting at $24 per session
Book my session

02

Content

A curated collection of videos about current mental health topics. Find additional resources and written blog posts here.
Content library

03

Community

Join 55,000+ Healthy Gamers on Discord to discuss and share experiences about mental health in a safe, healthy environment.  It’s the most supportive, positive place on the internet, come hang.
Join Discord

Meet Dr. K

Dr. Alok Kanojia, is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, lifelong gamer, recovered gaming addict, and co-founder of Healthy Gamer.

Healthy Gamer leverages Dr. K’s expertise in psychiatry to help the internet generation live fulfilling and healthy lives.
Meet Dr. K

He’s been there. That’s why Healthy Gamer works.

Dr. Kanojia is a psychiatrist and reformed gamer. After almost failing out of college and graduating with a 2.5 GPA, Dr. K got his gaming habits under control.

He went on to do his psychiatry residency through Harvard Medical School with training at leading institutions like McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Kanojia’s credentials include research, policy, teaching, and clinical expertise:


Ayurveda Journal of Health
Associate Editor


Journal Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine and Psychosomatics
Ad-Hoc Article Reviewer


Council Of Ayurveda Research
Member


Osher Research Center – Harvard Medical School and Tufts Center For Complementary And Integrative Medicine
Researcher


Harvard Medical School
Instructor in Psychiatry


Benson Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine
Stress Management and Resiliency Trainer


Bihar School Of Yoga
Yoga And Meditation Certification