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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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Take 10 Charity Stream 2018

World Mental Health Day is Wednesday, October 10th. Take This Ambassador Streamers have put together a special Take 10 Charity Stream on October 10th to fight mental health stigma.  The Stream will be broadcast https://www.twitch.tv/team/takethisambassadors. You can find the campaign here and donate here. In the video games industry, Take This is the preeminent organization for game industry developers and the gaming community […]

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What Kingdom Hearts Taught Me About Handling Mental Illness

“Yeah, there’s darkness inside me, just like you said. But darkness is my enemy! And you are, too, for making everything around here reek of it!“” -Riku, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 As a kid, I never owned a PlayStation. My family’s budget never prioritized a game console after they bought the Nintendo Entertainment System on sale […]

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One Gamer Fund Steam Sale

This weekend you can support Take This and 6 other game-related charities when you purchase one of over 40 games, which are all on sale! The Steam Sale runs from 10 AM PT on Thursday September 20th to 10 AM PT on Monday September 24th. Visit the One Gamer Fund Steam Sale page for a full list of the games. Thanks to the […]

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Mental Health & Language Panel

During PAX West 2018 we joined Coco the Louder for a panel discussion on Mental Health and Language.  Thank you to both Caffeine.tv for streaming the panel and Coco the Louder for organizing and moderating the panel and being a great mental health advocate in the game community! Learning how to effectively and conscientiously talk about mental health […]

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Take This Announces Its Streaming Ambassadors

Take This, the first mental health nonprofit organization geared toward game developers and the gaming community, announced the first partners to join its “Take This Streaming Ambassador Program” on August 31, 2018 during PAX West.  Take This Streaming Ambassadors will serve as frontline, grassroots innovators and motivators in Take This’ campaign against the stigma, hopelessness, and […]

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We’re Heading to PAX West 2018

It’s almost time for PAX West 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 few panels. 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 […]

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Through the Fog and into the Light

  To say that this was an easy journey would be a lie. To say that this is the only time I’ve made this journey would also be a lie. To say that the journey is to be made alone is perhaps the biggest lie of them all. Depression is a hell of a thing. […]

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Self-Care and Streaming: Taking Time Off

Popular YouTube creator Jacksepticeye recently announced that he is taking a break. He cited several reasons, including finding less joy in creating videos, fears of diminished quality of his work, and his own mental health. He described the energy he spends on his work: creating videos daily, going on tour, and doing live shows. He […]

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MORE THAN CHARACTER STATS & ABILITY SCORES: WHY VIOLENCE IS SO HARD TO PREDICT

It’s hard to go a day without hearing about another violent incident: a local robbery, a public brawl, a school shooting. Disturbing events hit media platforms and spread like wildfire. As a result, there has been an incredible pressure on scientists and legal authorities to figure out, “How can we catch the bad guys before […]

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