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Raising Mental Health Awareness Through Game

Earlier this month, Mas Eko together with Faculty of Medicine Unisba team and Binus Gamelab team, went to Ministry of Health. They met Dr. Anung Sugihantono (Director General of Public Health and Dr. Dedi Kuswenda (Director of Health Promotion and Community Empowerment) with the key discussion points are:

  1. Optimizing learning approach through interactive media (game) to raise awareness about a healthy lifestyle in Indonesia, especially for youth and family.
  2. Game design approach to motivate people to care about healthy lifestyle and actively engage in health promotion.
  3. Optimizing collaboration research, together with Faculty of Medicine Unisba and Binus Gamelab, to measure the effectiveness and impact of health promotion using interactive approach (learning through game and game design). The result of the research can be developed continuously and can be a basis for a more strategic decision-making process.

They also met Benny Prawira from Into The Light community to talked about mental health case in Indonesia especially in youth. They discussed several methods to raise mental health awareness and to measure mental health literacy, as well as the importance of family, school and friends in order to handle mental health problems.

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