To our cherished players,
Today, 10 September, is World Suicide Prevention Day – and we at CCP would like to raise awareness of this vitally important and very delicate subject.
Anyone can find themselves in difficult times. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 700,000 people die due to suicide each year – and it is the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 34.
In light of the still very strange and constantly changing state of the world and our lives in the past couple of years, and the difficulties we all face in uncertainty, loneliness, and grief, it is more important than ever for you to be able to know that you are not alone.
If you are ever struggling with suicidal thoughts, feel overwhelmed by life, or even just need someone to talk to, you can be connected with a professional and share what’s on your mind in a single call: specialized suicide hotlines operate 24/7 worldwide, and are always prepared and ready to help.
On our end here at CCP, reports of intentions of self-harm are treated with the highest urgency, and we have procedures in place to ensure as immediate a response as possible, including contact with any available local assistance.
And on the side of the EVE community, the Broadcast 4 Reps movement maintains a safe and sympathetic space where anyone can reach out to speak to other space friends in times of need, operating a dedicated public discord server, and providing links to various other valuable resources on their website.
This year, we would like to recognize and thank the core team of B4R for their efforts and invaluable assistance to those in need, including Tovanis, Jezaja, Erika Mizune, Diana Valenti, Fyt 284, Daark (Nyx Palaiologos), and Thoroughbreed, and would like to give an honorable mention to Laura Karpinski. CCP will be issuing special in-game medals in gratitude to active B4R members in the near future.
We would also like to give thanks to Sixth Empire, founded by Max Singularity and Feiryred, for developing a community of friendship and care for their fellow EVE Online players. Sixth Empire’s core motto is “Answer All Calls”, and the group emphatically supports the B4R movement – raising awareness and spreading motivational posts across EVE groups on various social networks.
Fly safe, and fly together: through any difficulties you may face, there are always those who want to and can provide help. No matter what happens, we want you to know that you are never alone!