The gaming industry is usually focused on creating the next software masterpiece or the next perfect piece of hardware. However, there are times when companies come together for a greater cause. Wired Productions is a company that’s stepping up to support a very worthy cause.
For the next year, Wired Productions is going to work to increase awareness regarding the importance of mental health issues. The publisher is partnering with TakeThis, which is a not for profit charity. They look to provide education to communities about mental health disorders, as well as make an effort to try and de-stigmatize them.
Throughout the next 12 months, Wired is participating in a number of events, one of which is a week-long bike ride, to help financially support crucial services provided by TakeThis. First off is an effort to donate a portion of sales from The Town of Light. Wire will provide full details in the weeks ahead. The firm’s managing director Leo Zullo spoke about the news.
“Although issues concerning mental health are beginning to be talked about more openly, the job of raising public awareness is far from complete. 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,” Zullo said.
Folks who are looking to support the cause can do so by participating in charity events throughout each year. Non-profits that focus on mental health issues and want to join the effort can do so by contacting [email protected] Shannon Gerritzen, who is the executive director of TakeThis, added some perspective.
“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. 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,” Gerritzen said.
The Town of Light is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on video games.
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