My story of gaming while battling against depression
17 January 2014 Last updated at 06:21 GMT
Many of the headlines around video games tend to be about violence, addiction and spending too much time glued to a screen.
But could some help to make you feel better?
A recent report for the American Psychological Association described it as an area that's been "largely untapped" and holds "great potential".
Recently a number of games have been developed to raise awareness of mental health conditions and even treat them.
Nate Smith, who is 24, suffered from depression as a student and describes the impact playing games had on his life.
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