The Coalition has pledged 1% of most future net revenue from Gears of War games and merchandise to suicide prevention charities, with Crisis Text Line announced as its first partner.
Studio head Mike Crump revealed the commitment on Xbox Wire, saying that Gears of War has always stood for belonging and The Coalition’s message amid soaring suicide rates in the usa would be to ‘Never Fight Alone’.
“We have been proud to announce that The Coalition will donate 1% of net revenue from all Gears of War games and merchandise to organizations attempting to prevent suicide and combat loneliness through mental health advocacy,” Crump said. “It is a multi-year commitment our studio is making to provide back again to our community and create real-world impact.”
Crisis Text Line, that your Coalition’s hopes would be the to begin many partners, is really a 24-hour, 7 days per week top quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention service, obtainable in the U.S. (in English and Spanish), the united kingdom, Canada, and Ireland. The service can be acquired by texting “PAUSE” to 741741 or on WhatsApp at (443)-SUPPORT.
“In 2021, we’d 1.3 million conversations with texters who needed help with issues like anxiety, depression, and suicide,” said CEO of Crisis Text Line Dena Trujillo. “Were honoured to partner with The Coalition and the Gears of War franchise to improve usage of mental health support and suicide prevention services.
“Partnerships such as this are so critical to addressing the mental health crisis in the us and reaching our vision for an empathetic world where nobody feels alone.”
A lot more than 700,000 people die by suicide every year based on the World Health Organisation, with a lot more attempts made. Suicide can be the fourth leading reason behind death among 15 to 19 year olds.
The Coalition’s Never Fight Alone programme also encourages visitors to take part in positive mental health behaviour and support the pledge in several ways, firstly by checking in on family and friends by way of a text, DM, telephone call or elsewhere.
In addition, it encourages visitors to save its support numbers (texting “PAUSE” to 741741 or on WhatsApp at (443)-SUPPORT).as contacts so they’re easily available if needed, by joining the conversation about suicide prevention on the @GearsofWar Twitter, and by purchasing the initial Gears of War Never Fight Alone t-shirt from the Xbox Store (or Game Planet in Mexico).
In case you are having suicidal thoughts, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline in the U.S. can be acquired 24 hours each day at 1-800-273-8255. A listing of international suicide hotlines are available here.
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