Gaming For Good: Stop Soldier Suicide
On Saturday, October 8, 2016 we are hosting our fourth Gaming for Good event. This time we have chosen Stop Soldier Suicide as our charity (link to donation portal below). Every day an average of 20+ veterans and 1 active duty soldier take their own lives. Because of the stigma of mental illness and the shame of PTSD they choose suicide over seeking professional help. Stop Soldier Suicide is an organization run by veterans who understand what these soldiers have been through and have a good idea of how to help.
Stop Soldier Suicide is not a mental health agency but rather a case management agency that partners with soldiers for a period of two years to help them transition from a life of active duty to that of a civilian while helping them locate the other resources and services that they may need.
During the course of the event we will be using the hashtags #NYMG_G4G to share stories and offer information about the staggering rate of suicide among soldiers and veterans. The marathon will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016, but the fundraising portal will be open for donations from today (9/8/16) until October 31, 2016.
As always, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate in this event as a streamer.
Scheduled streamers with their Twitch handles. We will also be hosting streamers on the Twitch.tv/nymgamer channel.
12-4 am Sam nymgamer_saffista/Lee nymgamer_theinsomniakid
4-8 am Alex (4-6?) nymgamer_alex
8 am-12 pm Bethany f3mshepn7
12-4 pm 12-2 Sam and Pea nymgamer_saffista/Bianca nymgamer_bianca
8 pm- 12 am Alisha nymgamer_alisha