Stack Up Combats Veteran Suicide Through Gaming

Stack Up is a military charity supporting active and veteran service members from the US and allied nations by promoting positive mental health and combating veteran suicide through gaming and geek culture.

Stack Up helps US and Allied military service members get through deployments to combat zones and recover from traumatic physical and emotional injuries with the power of video gaming. Founded in 2015, Stack Up brings both veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming using their primary programs: 

Supply Crates - Stack Up assembles care packages filled with video gaming and nerd goodness to deliver to veterans and active duty service members deployed to combat zones, humanitarian missions, recovery in military hospitals, or even bases stateside in support of any amount of family readiness missions. Supply Crates serve as a preventative measure, aiding to prevent the onset of operational stress by providing a healthy outlet for decompression before there’s a problem.

Air Assaults - Air Assaults are all expenses paid trips for veterans to attend life-changing video game and geek culture events. These trips reduce the threat of isolation by enabling veterans to connect with members of their military family who share their interests, and introduce them to a community of fans and industry professionals who support and admire them. 

The Stacks - The Stacks Program gives volunteers the opportunity to develop a range of skills, such as public speaking, teamwork, leadership, problem solving, adaptability, planning and prioritizing work, and more while impacting their community in a fun and positive way.

Stack Up Overwatch Program (StOP) - Stack Up recognizes that PTSD, depression, and emotional distress affect millions of individuals and are a leading cause of isolation and suicide within our community. The Stack Up Overwatch Program (StOP) is designed to watch over our community and provide critical support through round-the-clock access to a team of trained and certified crisis management volunteers.

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