I can't say much because it's personal, but STO helped me through a really dark phase of my life. And in some respects, it still does. Were it not for the fact that I can go be in Star Trek in my spare time, it would be a lot harder for me to cope than it is.
Just like it helped me in my not so good phase
Hopefully I'll come back from my break; this break is fun; I play intellectual games.