Happi Hour: Mental Health in Gaming & Esports
By Jess Brohard
A podcast about mental health in the gaming industry. Host Jess Brohard interviews a different figure from the esports community each episode to talk about various aspects of mental health as it pertains to their career.
Greenskull: "I've been working toward everything I do now my entire life" - ep. 17
Jess sat down with YouTuber and consultant Dan "Greenskull" Hammill to talk about his content creation origins, advice on being a content creator, and more!
December 09, 2020
Midnite: "It's always about content at the end of the day" - ep. 16
Ashley "Glassel" Midnite talks her FPS and content roots, how it felt when Optic changed ownership, and more! Bonus content coming soon at http://happihour.io
December 03, 2020
SesoHQ: "I am obsessed with being different" - ep. 15
Jess talked to Gregory "Seso" Ortiz in this episode and heard about this graphic design and content creation roots, the amazingly supportive community he has, and much more!
November 20, 2020
Drift0r: "Helping the people that hate you is the way to go" - Ep. 14
Jess sat down with Drift0r to talk about his early days making stop-motion animations, how to deal with hate on the internet, and SO much more! Check out HappiHour.io for more episodes and bonus content
November 11, 2020
Fwiz: "It's not an easy industry to get into" -ep. 13
Jess talked to Ryan "Fwiz" Wyatt, Head of Gaming at YouTube! He had some really great tips on building confidence, getting your foot in the door in gaming, and more!
November 04, 2020
LivinPink: "Full-time content creation was a bit lonely" - ep 12
Jess talked with Genevieve "LivinPink" Forget about the importance of community, transitioning away from full-time content creation, paving the way for other women in gaming, and more!
October 14, 2020
Naomi Kyle: "My overall focus has been my fitness and mental health" - ep. 11
Naomi talked about her emphasis on physical fitness, how she adjusted to the pandemic, and what the world of esports could look like going forward!
September 16, 2020
Marty "LazerChickenz": "There was a lot of pressure on me to succeed" - ep 10
Marty talks about his experience seeing a therapist for the first time, how he managed the pressures of co-founding Splyce, and much more!
August 10, 2020
Seltzer: “We sort of made this up as we went!” - Ep. 9
This week Jess sat down with esports host and interviewer Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico! Rachel talked about her experiences as one of the OGs in esports, how to navigate being a woman in the industry, and how she manages her mental health!
July 09, 2020
Clintus: “It took me 6 years to get my first YouTube check” - Ep. 8
Jess talked to YouTuber and content creator Clintus in this Father's Day episode of Happi Hour! Clintus shared stories of his rise to YouTube fame, how long it took before he even made money from YouTube, and how his kids fit into his content!
June 21, 2020
Maven: "You just gotta hit live" - Ep. 7
Clint "Maven" Evans of the Call of Duty League joins Jess this week to talk about the pressures of being the Esports Broadcaster of the Year, and advice for streaming on days when you just don't feel like streaming.
June 03, 2020
Amanda The Jedi: "It wasn't mentally healthy, so I quit YouTube for 5 years" - Ep. 6
Jess talked with YouTuber Amanda The Jedi, who just passed 100k subscribers on YouTube! Amanda talked mental health as a creator, being a woman on the internet, and more! Head to HappiGems.com/podcast for ad-free listens and bonus content.
May 27, 2020
MissHarvey: "Pro gaming chose me" - Ep. 5
Stephanie "MissHarvey" Harvey talks feminism, her pro gaming career, and how difficult it was to retire from competing. She's a truly inspirational woman and a role model for women everywhere!
May 13, 2020
MomAttach: "Wearing Attach's logo is so surreal" - Ep. 4
In this Mother's Day episode, Kim "MomAttach" Price talks about how Attach got his start as a pro Call of Duty player, what it's like to be the mom of a pro gamer, and how she's staying sane as a grocery store worker during COVID-19.
May 06, 2020
Dominique "Wi5dom" Gelineau: "Working at Activision was my bucket list opportunity" - Ep. 3
Dominique "Wi5dom" Gelineau talks about her career as a caster, what it's like having her name in the credits of CoD: WWII, and how she became the GM of the Toronto Ultra CDL team. She gives some great advice on self-criticism, leadership, and what it takes to have a successful career in esports!
April 29, 2020
Kat Gunn: "I'm a badass" - Ep. 2
Jess sat down with competitive gamer Kat Gunn to talk about content creation, being a woman in esports, panic attacks, and 4/20 - Kat's birthday!
April 22, 2020
KittyPlays: "I just want more gaming friends!" - Ep. 1
Jess sat down with KittyPlays to talk about content creation, pressures of being a female gamer, mental health, and more! The Happi Gems podcast is ad-supported, but you can check out our website at HappiGems.com/podcast for ad-free listening and bonus content!
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