Jun 022015
 

I recently viewed the TED talk called “The game that can give you 10 extra years of life” by Jane McGonigal. This talk is about how McGonigal made a video game to help take her out of a deep depression that was caused by a severe head injury. Eventually, this game lead to preventing her from committing suicide. I will also point out that this game is the subject of McGonigal’s 2nd TED talk, (her first talk was why “Gaming can make a better world”). Later on McGonigal’s game, called Superbetter, was put online for free use. Superbetter has helped many people overcome mental uneasiness/illness for many people. I think you should watch this TED talk because it shows that certain video game can help many people overcome mental illnesses by playing them.