By Tyler Trosper / July 26th, 2017
More and more people are becoming aware of mental health issues in our society, but we still have a long way to go. Awareness and acceptance is still lacking, but one video game company wants to help change that. Wired Productions (The Town of Light) is teaming up with the non-profity charity TakeThis, Inc. for a year-long campaign to raise awareness on mental health issues.
For more information about their campaign and ways for you to get involved, read Wired Productions’ press release below.
Wired Productions Begins a Year-Long Campaign to Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues
Wired Productions Announces Partnership with TakeThis, Inc.
Watford, U.K. — July 26, 2017 — Wired Productions, an independent games publisher and developer, is pleased to announce the start of a year-long campaign to help raise awareness and bring ongoing attention to the importance of mental health issues. This awareness is being undertaken in partnership with TakeThis, Inc, a non-profit charity that seeks to inform communities about mental health issues to provide education about various mental health disorders and to reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness.
Over the course of the next year, Wired Productions will embark on a series of activities, including an upcoming week-long bike ride, to help fund vital services offered by TakeThis, starting with an initiative that gifts a percentage from the sales of The Town of Light. The full details of activities will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Although issues concerning mental health are beginning to be talked about more openly, the job of raising public awareness is far from complete,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “Our aim over the next year is to bring much needed funding to partners such as TakeThis, as well as other charities operating at local, national and international levels. The gaming community is such a caring collective, and we welcome its assistance in helping us bring these much needed support services to those that need it most.”
“The stigma around discussing mental health exists. To see companies, like Wired Productions, in our gaming community take positive steps to ensure people know they are safe to discuss these topics, and that they should be discussing them, is a huge win,” added Shannon Gerritzen, Executive Director, TakeThis, Inc. “We are honored to be partnering with Wired on this initiative. We tell people all the time that it is okay to say, ‘Today I am not OK.’ This effort helps us amplify that message and we are grateful for the platform.”
If you’re interested in supporting Wired Productions by getting involved in charity events of your own, or if you’re a charity that specializes in supporting mental health issues and would like to register to be part of this activity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based on extensive research and inspired by real facts, The Town of Light is played through the fictional eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from the symptoms of mental illness. She is searching for answers to the many questions from her past, while she explores and uncovers the place where she spent most of her youth. What happens next is a dark and emotional journey where the lines of interactive entertainment, storytelling, and reality frequently tend to blur.
For more information and to stay up-to-date on the latest news for The Town of Light, please visit the official website at www.TheTownOfLight.com, Like the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheTownOfLight and follow the official Twitter account at https://twitter.com/TheTownOfLight.
About Wired Productions Ltd
Wired Productions is an established independent computer games publisher based in Watford, Hertfordshire, UK. Founded in 2008, Wired have produced over 40 titles for many global publishers and are part of the team responsible for the 1.5 million unit selling We Sing franchise. In 2013, Wired moved into console publishing on all major platforms. Notable launches to date include Let’s Fish! Hooked On, Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, Last Inua and Super Dungeon Bros. Victor Vran and The Town of Light are the latest titles to be signed for 2017.
Wired Productions are also a founding member of We Sing Productions, which is a collaboration between THQ Nordic, Wired Productions and Le Cortex, with the sole mission to establish a new range of We Sing products for all formats.
About TakeThis, Inc.
TakeThis, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded in 2013 by veteran journalists Russ Pitts and Susan Arendt and clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Kline, Psy.D. in response to the tragic suicide of a colleague. TakeThis, Inc. seeks to inform our community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness. We do not provide mental health services or professional consultations. For information on when to seek dedicated clinical help and how to find it, please visit “When to Seek Help.” If you or someone you know is in crisis and in need of immediate intervention, please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255.
TakeThis helps those who suffer by letting them know that they are not alone and by providing information on treatment options and how to find help. TakeThis provides friends, family and co-workers of those suffering from emotional distress with options for intervention and education about mental wellness. TakeThis educates greater institutions about effective methods of helping employees who suffer from emotional issues in order to promote healthier and more productive work environments.
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