The suicide rate among U.S. soldiers has increased by 46 percent since 2003, and so the Army has produced a suicide prevention game to teach soldiers how to identify signs of depression in themselves and others, and how to seek help. Players watch a drama and are challenged to make effective decisions that will help prevent suicide. In addition to demonstrating the steps that soldiers can take when they are experiencing mental distress or see it in others, the game conveys the message that seeking professional counseling is a positive step and not a negative one.
Topic : Mental Health
Target population : Adults, Young Adults
Genre : Educational, Role-Playing, Simulation
Game platform : Computer