Confronting VR Headgear Showcases Frightening Reality Of Living With Mental Illness

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Confronting VR Headgear Showcases Frightening Reality Of Living With Mental Illness

For Mental Health Week, Clear Thinking brought the eye-opening Lose Your Mind initiative to Brisbane.

Using 3D virtual reality technology, the exercise simulates the experience of a young person with severe mental illness having a psychotic episode in a meaningful, emotionally engaging and interesting way. 

With the headgear on, the subject is asked to watch the confronting video below. 

Stav & Abby this morning tried it out first hand and were both overwhelmed with the experience. 

"To use (VR) for something that showcases mental illness is interesting, and to be honest, very terrifying," Stav said. 

Abby agreed saying "I can honestly say, I feel absolutely horrible."

Hear more about their experience here. 

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