Depression Quest

"Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. You are given a series of everyday life events and have to attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment. This game aims to show other sufferers of depression that they are not alone in their feelings, and to illustrate to people who may not understand the illness the depths of what it can do to people."
- Official Site

"Depression Quest drives home a truism that many people, against good evidence, still struggle to accept: depression is something you deal with, not something you fix entirely. Day after day, page after page, in your own inherently limited way, you do the best you can with the options presented to you, and you hope to avoid the kind of downward spiral that can be all too costly."
- Kyle Orland, for ARS Technica

"Depression Quest helped me get out of the hole when I hit rock bottom. You always want to win a game: that one triggered something in me which meant I stopped spending my evenings not eating and staring at the walls."
- Anon Prescription Pixel Contributor