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Video Games Can Help Boost Social, Memory & Cognitive Skills - PsychCentral.com

Video Games Can Help Boost Social, Memory & Cognitive Skills - PsychCentral.com | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Video Games Can Help Boost Social, Memory & Cognitive Skills
PsychCentral.com
A new review on the positive effects of playing video games finds that the interaction may boost children's learning, health and social skills.
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Depression Quest: An Interactive (non)Fiction About Living with Depression

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Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. You are given a series of everyday life events and have to attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment. This game aims to show other sufferers of depression that they are not alone in their feelings, and to illustrate to people who may not understand the illness the depths of what it can do to people. 

Since the goal is to spread awareness, there is no minumum amount you need to pay to play the game. However, if you do choose to pay the developers for their efforts, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to iFred, a charity that aims to fight back against depression and the stigma against it. 

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This game would increase awareness of students in a Health class, but might also be useful in a school guidance counseling program (graduate students learning to become school guidance counselors) or for schools where school guidance counselors enter classrooms and facilitate learning around certain topics. 

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