Where to turn in these Unprecedented Times

Editor’s Note: These are unprecedented times we’re living in as the world deals with the Covid 19 pandemic. Signaleer Sloopy Noopers shared the following post on our internal forums and I wanted to share with our larger EvE Online community as well.

Disclaimer

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Sloopy Noopers

We are all lucky enough to be part of the amazing Signal Cartel community and this will no doubt help many of us cope with the current situation and isolation (it’s certainly helping me!!). There are a lot of amazing people here who are more than happy to chat and help you alleviate the boredom and stress that may come your way. However, it is important to recognise, as Thrice said in his post, that we aren’t medical professionals and we can only offer a friendly ear and some fun distraction. If you or someone close to you is suffering with mental health issues, or you suspect that they may be, it is important to seek professional guidance. With that in mind I have put together a list of useful links to resources which you can use or direct people towards. This list is nowhere near complete so please add links and any useful resources to this thread as you see fit.

These are some links to some sites and organisations you may find useful for you or those close to you. Hopefully these will guide you in the right direction. However, by no means is this a comprehensive list so please check that these are right for your situation.

General Links

This is the Rethink Mental Illness site dedicated to Covid 19 and mental health. They offer a massive amount of advice which is specific to the current situation. They are based in the UK but there is a lot of general information which will be useful to everyone.

The official US government mental health website has a very useful guide to the basics of mental health. This includes information regarding the early warning signs that someone may be suffering with poor mental health.

The NHS have a very useful guide to anxiety and mindfulness. Anxiety can creep up on you out of nowhere so this general guide can help you identify the symptoms as well as suggest some simple coping methods. The NHS have more advice and guidance on their Every Mind Matters page.

UK charity Mind offers up some excellent advice on coping with loneliness on their site. Loneliness is a growing problem in our world which is likely to be heightened due to the current situation. Hopefully Mind’s guide will help you support yourself and those close to you.

Just Answer is a live chat service with medical professionals who can offer advice and guidance on a wide range of issues. This is an excellent site but I would imagine that they are somewhat over run. If you are unsure as to your situation or that of someone close to you contacting Just Answer can help by giving advice and also freeing up already strained medical services.

Childline has an excellent online toolbox with ways to cope with stress, anxiety and a range of other issues. Although aimed at children (this is very useful for people with children who may be scared and anxious) there is some excellent guidance which everyone can use.

The BBC have a useful article with tips on protecting your mental health during the outbreak. They have also produced a short video in partnership with Anxiety UK.

For an EvE Online community based support group, please reach out to Broadcast 4 Reps. They have a Discord server as well you can check out.

Regional Links

We have members here from all over the world so it would be difficult to give a complete list of mental health services for every region. I’ve put together a list of useful agencies for some of the big regions. Please, by all means, add to this for your region.

Australia

Beyond Blue – Support and guidance for all mental health issues

Kids Helpline – Support and advice for people aged 5-25

France

Fil Sante Jeunes – Advice and support for children and young people

SOS Amitié – Support for those in distress or struggling with mental health

Croix Rouge – Red Cross mental health support

USA

Samaritans US – 24hr phones with people who will listen and help you through

Mentalhealth.Gov – US government mental health organisation

Warmline.org – Peer-run mental health and crisis support lines

Please Live have a pretty comprehensive directory of US support lines here.

Mental Health America is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.This site contains information about mental illness, warning signs, and other resources.

UK

Samaritans UK – As with the US group

CAMHS – NHS mental health support for children and young people)

Mind – UK mental health charity

Other

Here’s a link to a Wikipedia page containing details of a range of mental health support groups around the world. Although not a complete list this should give some great starting points.

Stay safe and see you in space!!

SpaceMom Hiatus in 5… 4… 3…

Editor’s Note: From our SpaceMom as posted on our forums and shared here. We wish Mynxee well in her new adventure. o7

SpaceMom Mynxee

So… I’m embarking upon a long hiatus from all things EVE, and it is probably permanent. I’ve been drifting in this direction for some time, as many of you realize. Although I love our community and am proud of my part in things here, I have little interest or energy for EVE stuff these days.

Mostly, this is due to RL becoming much more demanding. Besides my existing portrait commissions (I’m an artist in RL), an opportunity to open a teaching studio in an ideal location recently presented itself. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time — experience has demonstrated that teaching art classes and workshops can be both fun and lucrative! So, I’ve co-signed a lease with an artist friend for the space (she’ll run a gallery; I’ll run the teaching studio) and now we have to make good on our considerable investment. I’ve been working on a lot of stuff already but OMG there is So Much To Do to prep for a Feb 1 launch. It’s all very exciting though!

Anyway, almost 13 years in the game and nearly 5 since Signal Cartel launched is a good run! Mynxee will remain in the corp but I’m stepping down from the leadership team and away from EVE activity entirely, effectively as of now. And nope, you can’t have my stuff. There’s not that much of it anyway. I’m keeping my Pacifier, one Astero, and a billion ISK. The rest is getting donated to the corp for Thrice to do with as he sees fit.

I <3 you all and thank everyone for bringing their own magic to the mix that makes Signal Cartel an amazing community–especially Thrice Hapus for CEOing (it ain’t easy!) and Johnny Splunk for starting it all. I treasure their friendship and all other friendships I’ve made through EVE — all of which most definitely transcend the game.

So that’s all there is to say about that, then. Fly clever, spacekids!

SpaceMom Mynxee

Katia Sae sets Guinness World Record!!!

Our very own Katia Sae has already been immortalized in New Eden with a first-of-its-kind statue commemorating their fantastic achievement. Now the player behind the character has officially been awarded a Guinness World Record for the same achievement.

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/566011-first-person-to-explore-all-reachable-systems-in-eve-online-without-a-single-comb

See? EVE is real!

Congratulations once again on this incredible feat!

Katia Sae Completes Tour of All Systems With No Ship Losses

Katia Sae, a pilot flying with Signal Cartel and famed explorer in New Eden, has visited every single player-reachable system in New Eden and Anoikis, 7805 systems in total, without losing a single ship. Katia’s journey began on 1st December 2009 and was completed on 9th March 2019, a period of a little over nine years. Beginning on 1st November 2018, the pilots of Signal Cartel worked together to help Katia locate the final 600 systems of Anoikis needed to complete this unbelievable quest.

  • Journey began in Empire space in Katia’s home system of Saisio on 1st December 2009
  • Empire space completed 4th July 2014
  • Null Sec began 9th July 2014
  • Known space completed 26th November 2015
  • Dove into Anoikis 3rd January 2016
  • Anoikis completed! 9th March 2019
  • Over 50,000 images document the voyage in Katia’s online gallery

Please join Signal Cartel, the EvE-Scout Enclave, and all of New Eden in celebrating with Katia this phenomenal achievement!

More info available on Katia’s blog.

Media Mentions

Press Releases

Sagan Explorations Personal Blog, Consummatum Est – It is Finished

Reddit

Eve Online Forums

https://forums.eveonline.com/t/katia-sae-completes-tour-of-all-systems-with-no-ship-losses/145006/20

Great Fleet Pictures by Razorien

The Great Fleet

Twitter first official recognition by CCP Falcon

Podcast

Talking in Stations

Talking in Stations

Declarations of War

Online Gaming Articles

Kotaku

https://kotaku.com/eve-online-player-is-the-first-to-visit-every-star-syst-1833582152

Polygon

https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/2/18286977/eve-online-explorer-10-year-journey-katia-sae

Eve Online Videos

Eve Pulse

Scope

First in game lore acknowledgement in ticker stream

In game lore monument confirmed

EVEsterdam

Monument reveal during opening by CCP Falcon

(at 24 minute mark)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/399848537?collection=Eby3tcShkRVDeA&t=00h24m13s

Fozzie talks achievement, how it excited CCP across broad spectrum

(at 1h 40m mark)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/399875753?collection=Eby3tcShkRVDeA&t=01h40m46s

EVE University Talk

Link to EVE University Talk

Blogs