PC Vetrofit Crate – Matthew
Good day reader. Here's your video game quote of the day:
If history only remembers one in thousands of us, then the future will be filled with stories of who we were and what we did. - Battlefield
Today's PC Vetrofit Crate update came from Matthew, an Army & National Guard Veteran who did 21 years of service. Matthew's mental health hasn't been great, as he tells us in his PC Vetrofit crate application:
I have 10 1/2 years active duty Army and 10 1/2 years Army National Guard. In the Guard, I stayed in an infantry unit for 7 of the 10 1/2 I was in the Guard. In this 7 years I knew everyone in the Battalion and everyone knew me. Knowing everyone made it very hard when we had 10 KIA during our deployment to Afghanistan. Since my retirement from the Military my depression has gotten worse and I am service connected for my depression. It has been hard for me to keep a job and I am now unemployable. Right now I just sit at home all day and do nothing, which has made my depression worse.
Depression is hard. It may not seem like it, but it can often be debilitating. As such, it can make life difficult for those affected by it, such as Matthew. Having a hobby can help, and gaming is one such hobby we believe can help.
How can video games help with depression? Often when depression reaches a point where it makes life difficult to participate in, the energy levels of the person who has it are low. There are days when it's difficult to move around and do general life stuff. A video game is easy to engage with on those days as they don't take too much physical energy to play. Video games then provide an escape into worlds outside of ours, and once the mind is engaged, it gets taken away from the things that may be contributing to our mental health state.
We hope that by providing PCs and game consoles to our Veterans and troops that they find similar benefits.
Matthew sent us a simple reply after receiving his PC:
Thank you, Matthew. Enjoy the PC!
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