We’re Helping Attendees and Exhibitors at PAX West, and We Can’t Do It Alone


Are you in Seattle on September 1 – 4, maybe heading to PAX West? Believe in supporting mental health awareness? Thanks to our amazing supporters, we’ll be there — and we need your help.

We’re looking for more people to join the wonderful volunteers at our booth and in the AFK Room. Booth volunteers spread word of the Take This mission, share information about mental health awareness in gaming communities, and make sure our merchandise finds good homes. AFK Room volunteers will help attendees and exhibitors on a more personal basis, so we’re particularly looking for any mental health clinicians and students who are (or want to be) involved with the gaming community.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the AFK Room, please tell us a bit about yourself. The volunteer form includes questions about licensure, but you don’t need to be a licensed mental health professional or student to volunteer with us — we’re always thrilled to have help.

If you aren’t attending the show but you want to support our efforts there, you can help us meet the needs of attendees by buying something off our Amazon Wish List (you can select Take This as your Amazon Smile charity of choice to support us with the purchase, too). And if you want to see the AFK Room come to other events, donations make a huge difference in our ability to bring them to more conventions.

We truly appreciate your help. It’s dangerous to go alone, after all, and we couldn’t offer the support we give convention-goers without you.

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