Dr. Alok Kanojia, aka “Dr. K,” is
a Harvard-educated psychiatrist.
He and his wife, Kruti, are the co-founders
of Healthy Gamer, an organization dedicated
to improving mental health among gamers.
He's also made a name on Twitch by streaming
live therapy sessions with dozens of Twitch’s
most prominent streamers.
He even had a session with
Byron “Reckful” Bernstein, who tragically
died from suicide in July.
Dr. K used to be a textbook example
of the very people he’s now helping.
He barely graduated college with a 2.5 GPA
because one of his greatest passions also
became a stumbling block: video games.
After college, Dr. K spent some time in
India studying to become a monk but
eventually went on to study neuroscience,
which led him to psychiatry.
During his time studying at Harvard,
he realized that none of the people at
the forefront of psychiatry knew what
to make of video game addiction.
This is what Healthy Gamer
seeks to address.
It’s a peer support group where prospective
clients sign up with trained coaches who are able
to share the lived experience of gaming addiction