The Nine2 Ninety2 Foundation, LLC
A GLOBAL NONPROFIT PROJECT TO SAVE LIVES
People all around us are suffering in silence and believing they're alone in facing the challenges of life. We see the impact of that suffering not only in individual lives, but in the pressure it put's on a system unable to keep up with the needs.
Though we're not mental healthcare professionals, we believe we can help through gaming. Gaming has borderless, global and universal reach. We're leveraging this reach to deliver our programs. Programs that provide our 4 foundations: a place to Belong, People to Connect with, Skills to Develop and the Power of Kindness.
It's a global project of "Saving Lives Through Gaming".
At the center of this project is the experience of losing our oldest son on December 7, 2021 to his long battle with mental health.
During the countless hours and sleepless nights at his side through the last year of his life, we were often heartbroken as we felt powerless to help.
We pursued every person, program and resource we could find, only to discover that we faced a system completely overwhelmed by the needs of the many who are suffering.
Despite his growing up in a large loving family, having lifelong friends and many who admired the kindness at the core of his soul, he would share with me, "Dad, I don't feel like I belong anywhere", "I don't feel like I have anyone to connect with that understands", "I don't have skills to provide for a family" and "the world feels like such an unkind place".
Those tear filled conversations changed us forever. And, as I began sharing my son's experience with others around me, I became overwhelmed with how many struggle with those same feelings. The more I shared his story, the more attention it got from around the world.
It became heartbreakingly clear that too many around us are suffering in silence, searching for answers to those same feelings. I knew there had to be something we could do to help. And, the answer was staring me in the face! It was the work I was already doing to improve gaming
Gaming's culture offers a place to Belong, people to Connect with, skills to Develop and, yes, even a place to find Kindness. It has a reach that is global and borderless with a built-in universal appeal. And, it's already a place where people gather to manage the storms of life.
So, this project of saving lives through gaming was born. It doesn't mean it will be the right solution for everyone but it can be for many.
In the end, we know we can't save everyone, but everyone can save someone!
Join us in saving your someone,
Rob (StreetTacoEater) Davis - Founder of iinplay / Nine2 Ninety2
What People Say
“Video games saves lives, builds friendships, forges bonds stronger than anything I've found.”
“Video games help me bring my anxiety down. I can be myself without consequences and I wouldn't or can't do things without becoming anxious.”
“I have been in some very dark places in my life and I would say that gaming that gaming has saved me every time, idk where I'd be without it.”