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A Therapist Explains What Makes a Good Therapist

Looking for a therapist is a huge step, so it can be tempting to just stick with the first one you find – or at least the first one that doesn’t raise any big red flags. Our experts have some thoughts on how you can find a therapist and how to look for a good […]

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A Few Ways to Minimize Anxiety in Your Daily Work

When you have an anxiety disorder, there are a lot of big steps you can take to work through it, including professional help and steady self care. But smaller things are important, too. For example, your daily work habits can also go a long way toward helping you cope with anxiety — or they can […]

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‘Pet the Pup at the Party’ Is One Extremely Relatable Game

I’m quite sure some people are excellent at house parties. Excited to make new acquaintances, excellent at keeping conversations going, gracious to their hosts, and entirely confident. For the rest of us (and there are a lot of us), there’s Pet the Pup at the Party, which expertly simulates the experience of being somewhere unfamiliar, […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Sharing Our Stories

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming stories you may have missed. This week, we have three amazing stories about gamers and game developers dealing with adversity, and we also have a look at a fascinating new tech initiative that may help us understand how PTSD develops. An 8-Year Opiate Addiction […]

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Wired Productions and ‘The Town of Light’ Raise Funds for Take This

The wonderful folks at Wired Productions are setting out to raise funds for mental health charities over the course of the next year, and we’re happy to say that Take This is one of those charities. Wired Productions publishes The Town of Light, a game that takes a deep, fictionalized look at the Ospedale Psichiatrico […]

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Indie Publisher Good Shepherd Wants to Address Developers’ Mental Health

Devolver has been shepherding indies for several years now, partly through its publishing platform, Gambitious. Now, that mission is becoming more formal with a rebrand of Gambitious to Good Shepherd Entertainment (Disclosure: Take This board member Kate Edwards is also Good Shepherd’s developer advocacy advisor.) Good Shepherd will work with investors and developers on scalable, […]

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Don’t Forget Self-Care During Convention Season

If you’re getting ready for PAX West, Gen Con, Dragon Con or any other con this season, remember to take some time to consider how you’ll manage your self-care routine at the show. If you’re new to major conventions, it’s especially easy to let all your normal habits fall by the wayside, and while that […]

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‘Please Knock On My Door’ Gets a Release Date and a Compelling New Trailer

On September 7th, we’ll finally get to play Please Knock On My Door. This exploration of life with depression has been on our radar since early last year. It began as a personal story of the mental health experiences of its creator, Michael Levall, and has since grown into what seems to be a broader […]

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Social Anxiety at Large Conventions

Editor’s note: In the lead up to Gen Con 2017, Gnome Stew’s Head Gnome, John Arcadian, shared this story about his experience with anxiety and the ways he’s found to support others in the gaming community who might be dealing with their own anxieties at major events. John has kindly allowed us to republish it […]

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‘Moons of Madness’ Wants to Be Lovecraftian Horror Without the Stigma

Lovecraftian horror tends to fall on the stigmatizing side of mental illness portrayals, which lots of grandiose ideas about what cosmic horror might to do someone’s mental state and how that might be represented. It sounds like Moons of Madness is trying to do things a bit differently by teasing apart the Lovecraftian elements from […]

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