When Jane McGonigal was bedridden after a concussion, she gave herself a prescription: play a game. She says games helped her get better, and for many of us, virtual games can improve our real lives. Here are two of her TED Talks about using games to solve real world problems.
and also see: Gaming Can Make a Better World
Also see Her Website SuperBetter
" Playing SuperBetter for 30 days improves mood, reduces symptoms of anxiety & depression and increases belief in the ability to successfully achieve goals."