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This Light-Based Game Will Help Kids With Autism Connect

The Tovertafel Unique is a gaming system most of us aren’t ever likely to have in our collections — gamers aren’t the intended audience for its hardware or its software. It’s a large projector that’s mounted over a perfectly ordinary table that acts as a play surface. Since the Tovertafel (Dutch for “magic table”) can […]

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Work Hard, a Comic By Shing Yin Khor

Artist Shing Yin Khor shares this personal comic, which explores the pain of tying your identity into something that’s not entirely within your control — especially on bad days. You can find the original at Shing’s website. [Shing Yin Khor]

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Check Out This Clever DIY Mood Tracker

We’re big fans of mood tracking here at Take This. It’s a habit we encouraged thousands of Habitica users to take up last year, because knowing your moods is the first step in a journey to understanding and improving them. There are a lot of ways to keep track, including journals, apps and spreadsheets. But […]

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’29’ Explores the Anxiety That Keeps Us Safely Trapped at Home

Writing for Waypoint, Lewis Gordon shares the story of ’29,’ an upcoming indie game that explores the reality and surreality of the end of college life, living with roommates, and coping with social anxiety. “For me, my time at uni was the most that had ever gone on in my life. The fact that it […]

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Join the Fight Against Mental Health Stigma – Volunteer With Us at PAX East

If you believe in fighting for mental health awareness, come join us at PAX East! We’ll be there, thanks to our wonderful supporters, and we need your help. We’re looking for more people to join the wonderful volunteers at our booth and in the AFK Room. Volunteers at our booth can spread word of the […]

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Weekly INT Boost – One Down, Six to Go

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. This week we have a look at the people trying to improve depictions in the media, thoughts on why we constantly check our phones, and — oh yeah — coverage of our AFK Room crowdfunding campaign! Mental health group aims to […]

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Utopia Jam Wants Us To Imagine a Better Future

Have a bit of free time coming up in February? Want to give yourself a project, and maybe help people escape from what can seem like an unending cavalcade of awful news? You should check out Utopia Jam. Utopian fiction imagines a better world — a future world where our hardships have been solved, and […]

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Rooster Teeth Gets Deep Into Mental Health

The folks on Rooster Teeth’s Always Open are willing to talk about just about anything, but in last week’s episode they got particularly personal as they dished about mental health. Barbara Dunkelman, Blaine Gibson and Mariel Salcedo brought therapist and YouTuber Kati Morton to answer questions and have a thorough chat about their own issues, […]

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In Order to Care for the World, You Have to Take Care of Yourself

Faye Sims, creator of The Foldings, shares this comic about caring for yourself in times of strife. Political engagement can be exhausting, particularly if you’re already coping with health issues, so take the time you need to take care of yourself while you fight for the causes you believe in.

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‘Southern Monsters’ Asks Players to Juggle PTSD, Cryptid Hunting, and Petting Cats

“In South Arkansas there’s talk of a monster,” begins Southern Monsters’ Kickstarter description. Where he roams, the locust thorns build barbed walls around the riverbank, not far from your house. Your real home isn’t made of stock millwork, but telephone lines: an online forum for undiscovered creatures where everyone knows you as cripplefoot. You debate […]

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