Dear Prudence: How can I help an online game-player who says she's depressed?

Help! Someone's Been Spilling Her Guts to Me in an Online Game.

Help! Someone's Been Spilling Her Guts to Me in an Online Game.

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April 3 2013 10:30 AM

Dear Prudence: Online Game Gets Too Real?

How much can I do for a player who says she's depressed in real life?

In this week's video, Prudie counsels a moderator for an online simulation game about what to do after a player has started confiding in her about real life troubles.

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