For the third anniversary of Friend/Ships, we’re partnering with Seize the Awkward to help encourage friends to reach out and start the conversation about mental health, particularly if a friend is struggling or going through a tough time. Seize the Awkward is a national campaign created by the Ad Council, The Jed Foundation (JED), and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
Read here to learn about everything we're doing with Seize the Awkward and for Friend/Ships throughout the month of February: hear stories from Guild Wars 2 staff and community, learn about our Friends Forever in Tyria contest and how to share your own stories, and get a free Seize the Awkward Clothing Outfit in Guild Wars 2.
We know it can be difficult to reach out and get help when you're struggling. One of the reasons this campaign is so important to us is that we want to help bring attention to resources people might not be aware of. If you need help right now or want to talk to someone, you can visit https://afsp.org/ and click "Find Support." You're an important part of our community and we look forward to exploring Tyria with you for many years to come.
ArenaNet Communications Team