Playing Tetris after a traumatic event could significantly reduce emotional scars
This article specifically cites post-traumatic stress disorder and is only really applicable if the game is played soon after the trauma, but this is something to keep in mind if you or someone you know is in an abusive situation. In addition to helping them get out of the situation, get them an emergency Nintendo DS and Tetris to keep with them!
Playing the video game 'Tetris' could reduce trauma, claim Oxford University - Telegraph
"Good morning, Eeyore," said Pooh.
"Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning, which I doubt," said he.
"Why, what's the matter?"
"Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it."
"Can't all what?" said Pooh, rubbing his nose.
"Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round the mulberry bush."