You are not alone

Read stories from people who have been there and information from people who want to help.

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How to be a friend

Friends and family are the first line of support for people with emotional problems.

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Mental Wellness in Game Development

I need your help. I’ll be speaking at the Game Developer Conference in 2015 on the subject of mental wellness in the game development space. It is estimated by Harvard Health that over 25% of employed adults in America suffer some symptoms of emotional distress, and we have every reason to believe that percentage is […]

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No One Gets the Full Picture

By: Anonymous One of the things that I’ve noticed as I’ve grown older is that people seem much more composed from the outside than they generally feel inside.  In part, this is an element of the social contract; we try to make the world a better place for the people around us by hiding our own […]

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Time Present and Time Past

By: Richard Kovarovic Over a decade ago a man I’d never known, and never would know, hit me in the back of the skull with a hammer. The flat head came swiftly down and connected with my own, and the pressure of the blow split the skin, creating arms made of flesh forced to separate. […]

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Shut Away in My Room

By: Joshua Moore I’m not entirely sure when exactly my anxiety problems began. I believe it was around 2008 during my ninth year of high school. I was always sort of shy and quiet, but I didn’t use to have any problems talking to people really. Unfortunately I was in the same tutor group as […]

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How 3,000 followers can be 3,000 messages of hope

For people dealing with emotional issues, hope can be as powerful as any drug. Take This is a 501c3 non-profit charity established in 2012 to increase awareness of mental health issues and eradicate the stigma of mental illness. Because the number one problem facing those who struggle with emotional issues is hopelessness. Hopelessness about their symptoms, […]

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Take This T-shirts and a new AFK Room come to PAX Prime 2014

Take This is pleased to announce it will be returning to PAX Prime with the “AFK Room,” mental health awareness training for volunteer “Enforcers” and a panel on helping those with mental health issues. Attendees who find that the hustle of the show is “damaging their calm” will find relief at the Take This AFK Room. […]

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