Riot Games has partnered with The Public Good Projects to design a free mental health advocacy guide for content creators, streamers, and moderators in North America. Starting today, the guide is available to anyone who wants to understand how to support their viewers, fans, and friends who may be struggling with mental health conditions.
An official statement by Riot Games reads as follows: "Players in North America have repeatedly told us that “good mental health and wellbeing” is the social value most important to them. And we agree.
That’s why we’re partnering with The Public Good Projects, a public health nonprofit that uses science, technology, and evidence-based strategies to create measurable health outcomes to tackle today’s most pressing public health issues in communities large and small. PGP's expertise ranges from decreasing mental health stigma to tackling the opioid epidemic and countering vaccine misinformation.
We worked together to design a free mental health advocacy guide for content creators, streamers, and moderators in North America. Starting today it’s available to anyone who wants to understand how to support their viewers, fans, and friends who may be struggling with mental health conditions."
Riot Games and The Public Good Projects have designed this guide for users to find information, resources, and best practices from top mental health organizations aimed to help guide streamers and mods through conversations around mental health, and, if needed, how to connect their viewers to professional services.
Riot Games knows that responding to players’ mental health struggles can be challenging. Last year, the company took a step towards these efforts by partnering with Crisis Text Line to offer free crisis mental health support. Its partnership with PGP expands upon that work, and provides a new online resource with mental health advocacy content for mods and content creators, and it’s free to use.