Mission: Mental Health Awareness: PTSD
A major mission of Hounds & Jackals is to help raise awareness of mental health issues in society. The founder has been involved for over two decades with numerous projects to reduce stigma and myths surrounding mental health issues. His clinical practice has included working with people suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), many of which were First Line Responders (Firefighters, EMS, police), veterans, and health care providers.
PTSD has been affecting people for thousands of years, documented in ancient tablets from Mesopotamia, classical Greece, to WWI “Shell Shock.”
The historical records involving the saga of the Beast of Gévaudan involved reports of many individuals seized with fear and terror from their encounters with the Beast. Thus, the designer felt developing game mechanics to help emulate and provide insight into this condition should be a core goal.