I was looking through my Facebook memories today and I came across a post of mine from a year ago where I discussed the mental health struggles I was going through at the time. I was dealing with post-partum depression on top of my already existing depression and anxiety and I ended up hospitalized for a week. It’s hard for me to believe that it’s already been a year since I hit that low point in my life. Since then, I’ve come a long way and gaming has been a part of that journey in getting better. As a sort of celebration of my ongoing recovery, I thought I would discuss some of the mental health benefits board games can bring.