Wargaming Against Depression with Joshua Shoobridge – Wargaming Recon #162

Joshua Shoobridge of The Hobby Desk Podcast

Joshua Shoobridge uses wargaming as a salve for his environmentally induced depression.  Learn some of his methods and perhaps they could help you or someone you know.

Please note this disclaimer.  Joshua and I are NOT medical professionals.  We are NOT providing medical advice, care, or treatment.  If you or someone you know suffers from a medical illness please seek professional help immediately.

If you or anyone you know suffers from depression you may find help from the Samaritans.  Call them 24 hours a day at (212) 673-3000 or visit The Samaritans 24-Hour Crisis Hotline website.

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Links to Items Discussed on the Show

5 Ways Wargaming Helps Joshua’s Depression

  1. Makes order out of chaos (Star Wars Syndrome Effect)
  2. Is something he can control
  3. Serves as an escape from reality
  4. Gaming with others forces him to be social and extroverted
  5. Provides a sense of community


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