Wired Productions teams with Take This for mental illness awareness

Sometimes, you might feel that pretty much everything in life has conspired to make simply getting out of bed pointless. You are not alone. Perhaps, sometimes, you find yourself believing that nobody in this world cares whether you live or die. This is not true. Or maybe things cut at you so deeply, on so regular a basis, that it seems things can not and will not get any better. There are always people willing and able to prove to you that this is not the case.

Wired Productions, publisher of The Town of Light, has announced a partnership with Take This for a year-long campaign to help raise awareness of mental health issues. Take This is a nonprofit organisation that discusses issues of mental health – especially within the context of videogames and the industry that produces them – and helps direct people suffering from mental illness towards the help that they need.

Details of Wired Productions charity events will be announced at a later date, although they’ve already confirmed that there will be a week-long bike ride. They’ve also announced that the first initiative will be to donate a percentage of profits from The Town of Light to Take This. They’re keen to get other people involved, too; if you think you could help out with a fundraising event of your own for this great cause, you’re encouraged to get in contact with them at fundraising[at]wiredproductions[dot]com.

The Samaritans is a completely free, confidential service that anybody can use to talk about any anxieties they have. There is always somewhere to turn. You can call them for free from any phone, 24/7, on 116 123 in the UK or Republic of Ireland. If you would prefer to send an e mail, you can send one to jo[at]samaritans[dot]org. If you would like to write to them, the address is Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA.

If you’re in the US, you can talk to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline without cost and in complete confidentiality on 1-800-273-8255. They also offer a live chat service 24/7 via their website, suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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Written by Luke K

Luke plays lots of videogames, now and again stopping to write about them. He's the editor in chief at Critical Gamer, which fools him into thinking his life has some kind of value. Chances are, if you pick up a copy of the latest Official PlayStation Magazine or GamesMaster, you'll find something he's written in there. Luke doesn't have a short temper. If you suggest otherwise, he will punch you in the face.

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