On 3rd November 2018 WGN official streamer Rancid Insane – along with 12 other streamers – will be taking part in Saint 14 Project‘s 13 hour charity stream in aid of CheckPoint. The stream will be kicking off at 12 EST – which is 5PM in the UK and Rancid Insane will be starting his hour at 1PM EST (6PM). He’ll be playing Destiny to raise money for this important cause.
The Charity Stream will start at 5PM (GMT) and you can watch it on the Saint 14 Project Twitch. Follow them now to get notifications when the event starts.
Saint 14 Project is about mental health awareness in the gaming community. Working with mental health professionals, it aims to gather resources and tools to support anyone who needs help with their mental health. CheckPoint is a registered charity that connects mental health resources with video games and technology.
By streaming for charity, Rancid Insane and the 12 other streamers will raise both money and awareness for mental health among gamers, letting people know that there is somewhere to turn to if they’re struggling and need help. By watching Rancid Insane, or any of the other streamers during this 13 hour period on the 3rd November, even if you can’t afford to donate, you’re helping to lend your support to this project. You can also follow Rancid Insane on Twitch and Twitter to chat to him, ask any questions, or thank him for supporting the cause. He learned about Saint 14 Project after meeting one of the team at Guardian Con this year, saying “He was a top guy and i learned a lot about what they do. The group have even helped a friend of mine out who had a few issues.”
Here’s what Saint 14 Project have to say about themselves on Twitch:
“Anxiety is often misunderstood as someone “just needing to relax,” but it can be a terrifying and uncontrollable illness for those who suffer.
Depression is a leading cause of emotional illness, and it’s often misunderstood. Depression is not just sadness, it is a debilitating illness that can lead to serious physical and metal symptoms.
Suicide is a leading cause of death, and thoughts of suicide can be caused by one or more emotional disorders. Yet in almost every case there is a better answer than taking one’s own life.
Video games can be a a welcoming escape for people suffering from emotional disorders, and video game communities can be a source of understanding and acceptance, when other communities feel unwelcoming.”
Please take the time to spread awareness of this campaign by retweeting this tweet, sharing it to your friends, and popping in to the stream any time after 5pm on the 3rd November. It would be great to give Rancid Insane a Welsh shoutout at 6pm, but supporting any of the streamers involved would be fantastic – as mental health is something that can affect anyone, anywhere.
Mental Health Resources:
CheckPoint – Mental Health Charity for Gamers which maintains a list of resources for different countries here.
Saint 14 Project
Samaritans – call 116 123 twenty four hours a day to talk to someone. They also have a Welsh language line with limited open hours on 0808 164 0123.