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Statement on Recent Events

We are confirming the resignation of Russ Pitts from the board of Take This. Take This remains committed to making the video game culture a mentally healthy place, and to destigmatizing mental health challenges. Our executive staff of Eve Crevoshay, Executive Director; Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD, Clinical Director; Katrina Keller, Operations Director; and Christian Svensson as […]

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Recent Events

As a non-profit organization focused on mental health, we take Russ Pitts’ comments and the effect they have had very seriously. The Board is discussing the matter and working to address it appropriately. We will have a full statement on Monday.

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Understanding Aqua’s Depression in Kingdom Hearts

“Just let go of everything and fade into the darkness.“ “Is there any point in continuing this fight?“ “No one can save you. And no one wants to.“ -Aqua, Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage “No one cares about you.” “People would be so much happier without you here.” -Me, when […]

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We’re heading to PAX South 2019

PAX South is next week and we’re getting ready for another awesome show! We’ll be bringing the AFK Room, our trained team of Psychomancers, the Hope Booth, and a panel. Stop by and say hi! For more details about the AFK Room and Hope Booth, keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages: AFK Room (Level 2 […]

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We’re Heading to PAX Unplugged!

It’s almost time for PAX Unplugged and we’re getting ready for another great show! We’ll be bringing the AFK Room, our trained team of Psychomancers, the Hope Booth, and a panel. Stop by and say hi! For more details about the AFK Room and Hope Booth, keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages: AFK Room […]

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Six Years Ago Today…

CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of suicide Six years ago today, Matt Hughes, a freelance games journalist and colleague of Take This’ founders, took his own life. It was a tragedy made more tragic because he suffered in isolation and silence. Take This was founded just weeks later in response. Our founders asked, “What could we have […]

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Take This Stands with the Transgender Community

In 2013, Gender Identity Disorder was officially eliminated as a psychiatric diagnosis. It was replaced with Gender Dysphoria, a condition whereby the individual experiences marked distress at the difference between the gender with which they identify and the gender they were assigned at birth. The individual experiences distress and dysfunction at not being able to […]

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Statement on Crunch from Take This

Crunch is yet again a hot topic in the gaming news.  With the recent stories about crunch development there has been a renewed interest in Take This’ 2016 white paper on crunch and many organizations have come to us for comment on the topic. As the expert authority on mental health issues in the video game […]

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Announcing a Partnership with Crisis Text Line

We’re happy to announce a new partnership with Crisis Text Line! It’s a free, 24/7, confidential text-messaging support line for people in crisis. You can text our keyword AFK to 741741 (US) and be connected with a live, trained Crisis Counselor. They cover a whole range of crises, from anxiety and depression, to eating disorders and […]

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Community Building Tips from the Community

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, a day for all of us to reflect on our own mental health. Here at Take This, the preeminent non-profit mental health charity for the video game industry and community, we’ve always believed that it’s dangerous to go alone. Having community and feeling connected to people is good […]

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