[games_access] Research questions about games helping veterans

Reid Kimball reid at rbkdesign.com
Sat Nov 17 15:58:25 EST 2007


Michelle's recent post about veterans seeking relief through games
reminded me I saw this the other day. Truly staggering and mind
boggling the numbers of veterans that aren't getting the help they
need.

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/11/15/cbs-news-investigates-shocking-rate-of-veteran-suicides/

"In 2005 alone, 125 veterans committed suicide each week and of the
more than 88,000 vets returning from Iraq, more than 28% of them have
experienced mental health problems."

This is definitely an area we need to research, how much can games
really help depressed veterans? Will it help them? Will it be abused
like drugs and alcohol? Is it THE solution or is it best to include
gaming as part of a larger therapy?

-Reid


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