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Weekly INT Boost – Boundaries and Transitions

Welcome to our roundup of the best articles about games, mental health, and related topics that you might have missed. This week, we have a look at boundaries being broken in the streaming world, loss and social networks, and a pair of therapists many of you already know and love. When Fans Take Their Love […]

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GFD, Where Gamers With Mental Health Issues Support Each Other

When you’re coping with mental health issues, having the support of others can make all the difference — but that’s easier said than found. We don’t all have supportive people in our lives to open up to, and feeling alone can be genuinely dangerous. That’s where Gamers Fighting Depression (GFD) comes in. GFD is a […]

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Celebrities Open Up for Mental Health Awareness Month

For Mental Health Awareness Month, The Child Mind Institute asked 31 celebrities an important question: what would they tell their younger selves about their mental health issues and learning disorders? Emma Stone kicked off the month with a compassionate one-sided conversation about her anxiety, which she’s spoken about publically before. In her video, she explains […]

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Bolster Your Well-Being With Emotional First Aid

Mental illness is as much worth treating as physical illnesses. As they say, you wouldn’t dismiss a broken leg as being all in your head, so why would you dismiss serious mental health issues? But what if we took that analogy a step further? Most of us won’t even dismiss a stubbed toe or paper […]

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‘Figment’ Will Let You Take a Walk Through the Mind

We don’t need to imagine the human brain — we know what that looks like — but the mind? As a more conceptual construct, it leaves a lot more room for interpretation. Figment, an upcoming title from Bedtime Digital Games, embraces that spirit of exploration to create a whole world that represents the many parts […]

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What’s an Online Friendship Really Worth?

Online or off, our friendships matter — but how do you weigh them? Is an online friendship as good as an IRL friendship? Do they provide the same benefits? In our latest at Geek & Sundry, therapist Chelsea Hughes breaks the differences between those two very different types of friendships down to the neurological level. […]

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How Night in the Woods Is Making Players Feel Less Alone

Infinite Fall’s Night in the Woods is an interesting game, but it isn’t always a comfortable one. Mae Borowski is a difficult protagonist. She’s dropped out of school for reasons that aren’t immediately made clear. She has a troubled past. She makes bad choices. She’s dealing with a lot of issues. A lot of us […]

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Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Month

Welcome to May, and Mental Health Awareness Month! Raising awareness is always a big part of our mission here at Take This, and this is a great month to remind others to take notice. If you’d like to join us in that quest, here are a few ways you can help: Tell your story We […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Ready to Start

Welcome to our roundup of mental health articles you may have missed. This week, we have mental health in comics, post-release emotional fallout, and a lot more. The Importance of Addressing Trauma and Mental Health in Comics “Serrano, who at this point had difficulty opening his bottle of water because of his Azrael Batman gloves, […]

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This Game Helps Scientists Model Brain Cells

Want to get a little more oomph from your game time? You can turn your spare time into scientific progress with Mozak. The Allen Institute for Brain Science and the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science created Mozak to help create 3D models of neurons, a task that isn’t particularly well-suited to computers. The […]

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