Supernatural Fandom: Crisis Assistance

Fandoms have a unique power to connect people. You can see this clearly from this blog and the other great geeky blogs that you visit. You can see this at Comic Con whenever someone smiles at recognition of a cosplay character or when you realize how many people are sitting in one panel! But there is one fandom that has become its own beast (besides Harry Potter) - Supernatural. Just signed for its 12th Season, this show has not only amasses a huge following, but has also kept growing its ranks through the shows awkward teenage years.

The cast of Supernatural, lead by Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles, has found a way to unite their fans into social action through Randomacts.org and now through the SPNFamily Crisis Support Network.

 

Through a partnership with IMAlive, RandomActs.org, and To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), the Supernatural cast is launching an online crisis network for mental health issues such as depression, self-injury, and addiction. This partnership will train fan volunteers to be crisis responders, provide immediate access to a crisis network for those in need, and provide community resources for those needing additional help.

You can learn more about the program here. Don't forget to check out social media for #YouAreNotAlone. You'll get to experience some great Misha/Jensen interactions and learn more about how you can help the cause!

Don't forget to be awesome (and only use your powers for good)! See you Friday!!

 

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