Build Your Guild: Make and Support Friends in Gaming

Have you ever made a new friend while playing a game, and wondered why some games have more supportive and uplifting communities than others? We believe that friends have an important role to play in helping one another through difficult times and that games with cultures of support create those strong friendships. Join us in a reflection on a special partnership with Guild Wars 2 for Friend/Ships Month that encouraged players to “Seize the Awkward” by reaching out to a friend in need and empower players to start conversations about mental health. Panelists from Guild Wars 2, Take This, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will share how players can get to know each other, build friendships, and support each other in-game.

Panelists

Rebecca Mir [Director, Digital Product Management, Ad Council], Dr. Christine Moutier [Chief Medical Officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention], Doctor B [Clinical Director, Take This], Rubi Bayer [Content Marketing Manager, NCSOFT], Rook aka birdofchess [Variety MMO broadcaster, Streamer]