An online game in a new web site is claiming to be able to tackle depression in Young people. Nicole Manktelow claims so. To help young Australians beat the blues, the web-based game is the latest tool to be adopted by mental health experts. It’s done by Reach Out, an internet-based suicide prevention and youth support service. It has developed an online role-playing game. The service is so named, as the central theme of the game is that the game lets players select how they feel and how they deal with various pressures. No, need to go finding help. Psychologist Ann Wignall says, ‘It’s no replacement for counselling, but it comes as close as an online tool can get to being a way to challenge “unhelpful beliefs”. “It was an adaptation of some of the materials we use in adolescent counselling services where we see a lot of people with anxiety and depression,” she adds.
Jun 18th, 2012 Comments: 0