Project Overview

Hall of Mental-Health Experiences

HOME is a Virtual Reality museum experience that explores five different mental illnesses: OCD, PTSD, DPDR, Panic Disorder, and Schizophrenia. The project seeks to decrease the stigmas surrounding mental health by providing simulations of what someone may experience living with these illnesses.

If you want to learn more about HOME, click on the design document below.

                                                 Click on the document below to access a lookbook compilation of the various modeled assets.

                                                 Click HERE to listen to the music and soundscapes that make up HOME.

Meet the Team

Hello and welcome to HOME (Hall of Mental Health Experiences). We are fourth year students in the Interactive Arts and Science program at Brock University. Our team consists of awesome creative people who have worked super hard to bring this experience to life.

Click on the photo below to get to know more about our team.

Illness Overview

Our Virtual Reality Museum, HOME, features five different sections, each containing an information gallery with curated research, a simulated experience of the mental illness, and a grounding activity using clinically proven techniques to transition the visitor out of the simulation rooms. Our goal is to foster empathy, education, and understanding for each of the following mental illnesses:

Panic Disorder

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions with no apparent cause. Panic attacks typically include a sense of impending doom or danger, fear of loss of control, and physical symptoms such as tightness in your throat, headaches, and pounding heartbeat. A panic disorder is when panic attacks interfere with daily life.


Schizophrenia is a mental illness that is diagnosed when someone has at least two of the following five symptoms; hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking/speech, disorganized behavior or catatonia (a symptom that affects the persons ability to move and react to stimuli) and negative symptoms such as losing interest in previous hobbies and lack of concentration.


Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD is a disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, recurrent obsessions and/or compulsions that they feel the urge to repeat over and over.


Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health condition that's triggered by a traumatizing event, either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.


Depersonalization and Derealization occur when one has the feeling that they are observing themself from outside their body (depersonalization) or have a sense that things around them aren't real (derealization), or both. when these feelings interfere with a person's ability to function, it's considered a depersonalization-derealization disorder or DPDR.

Contact Us

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