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Post GDC Roundup: Interviews and Panel Video Recording

GDC was a super busy time for the Take This Team! There were some very important announcements and we wanted to put all that information in one place for you. Below are all the interviews from GDC with Kate Edwards and a video recording of Dr. B’s panel. “Take This’ Kate Edwards on the New […]

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Four Panels You Won’t Want to Miss at PAX East 2018

PAX East is almost here, and Team Take This is getting ready for a great show. We’ll be bringing the AFK Room, our trained team of Psychomancers, and the Booth of Hope — and we’re also bringing a ton of new panels. For more details about the AFK Room and Booth of Hope, keep an […]

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Take “Take Your Pills” With a Grain of Salt

In the first 30 seconds of the Netflix documentary Take Your Pills, we hear about the troubling physical effects of stimulant medication, followed quickly with credits featuring images of skulls and skeletons slowly sinking in an ever-growing avalanche of pills. This film is not a balanced look at stimulant medication, and at its core, this […]

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Press Release: Take This Expands With New Funding, More Events and Resources Aimed at the Content Creation Community

New Executive Director, New Partnerships, and the Board of Directors Increases to Magnify Voice and Scale Organizational Impact RALEIGH, NC – March 15th, 2018 – Take This Inc. is taking bold steps to advance its critical mission as the organization announced it has received new funding and expanded its partnerships and board of directors. Additionally, […]

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How Games Can Help Us Embrace Failure and Develop Growth Mindsets

What is a Growth Mindset? How do you approach problems in your everyday life? Do you like to dive in, ready for some educational failure? Or do you find yourself growing disheartened if you don’t succeed right away? These approaches, and the beliefs and attitudes that inform them, are called “mindsets.” Your mindset can greatly […]

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Heading to GDC? Catch Our Panel on Thriving in the Games Industry with Mental Health Issues

GDC 2018 is less than a week away — apologies if that news sends you into a tizzy of packing and preparing. While you’re finalizing your schedule, be sure to schedule in time for all the convention self care you might need. Also, pencil in an hour on Thursday, March 22nd to come see some […]

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Games For Change Wants to Remind Us That There’s More to Games Than Violence

Last week, the White House released an 88-second clip of context-free video game violence. It showed a disturbing series of gruesome acts intended to appeal to viewers’ emotions and create a link between video game violence and real life violence that science has thus far been unable to prove. In response, Games for Change has […]

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Want to Build a Habit? ‘How to ADHD’ Goes Back in Time to Help

Habit building is never easy. It requires persistence, resilience, and a whole lot of planning to do it right. And for some of us, that can be a lot to handle. Particularly those of us whose habit-building intentions tend to shift whenever we find something new to get excited about. (In case it’s unclear, I’m […]

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‘Solo’ Will Help Us Meditate on Love Next Month

Team Gotham’s Solo is a game about love. Not a game about picking the perfect character to date, or a game about finding love in dire cirumstances — a game about love as a concept, and what it means to us. Solo was inspired by our beliefs and concerns about love experiences. As result of […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Amazing

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming stories you may have missed. This week, we have a critical look at The Sims, forward progress for a badly-needed mental health initiative in the US, and more. The Sims’ insane trait sucks “Sims who have the Insane trait don’t have any rationality—their lives […]

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