How suicidal thoughts led Jason Docton to save the lives of at-risk gamers

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Jason Docton wanted to help save lives and he thought his path to doing that was through medical school. But that didn’t work out, and yet he still found a path to saving lives — only through the time that he spent playing video games.

Docton’s path shows not only the unpredictability of finding your purpose in life, but also the power of video games when it comes to helping people realize that they’re not all alone.

A decade ago, Docton was a medical student at the University of California at Los Angeles. He had to operate on very little sleep. He had a panic attack, and it