Be Aware of Depression and Mental Health Through Board Game

As the next step in board game development process, Kummara held a playtest session for “Carpe Diem”. “Carpe Diem” is a board game developed by Kummara and Faculty of Medicine Bandung Islamic University (UNISBA) team also supported by Institute of Mental Health Singapore, aiming to raise youth awareness about mental health and depression.

The session was attended by 24 medical students from UNISBA and they got the chance to play the game for 1 hour. During the game, players are best friends and they need to support each other to overcome bad days. If one of them cannot survive the day, they will get a depression card, which will make their days even harder. They also can seek help from professional and experts to make sure that they can survive the day.

After the session, all the participants wrote all the learning points that they get from the game.

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