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Turn Away from Isolation for February’s Habitica Challenge

For many of us, January was a tough month — and February’s off to a challenging start. It’s important that we do all we can to care for ourselves, but it’s just as important we care for each other. That’s what February’s Habitica challenge is all about. Notice Me Senpai! asks us to set aside […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Time For Some Comfort Gaming

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. Before we dive into this week’s story, we have some great news: our crowdfunding campaign is about to hit $25,000. If you want to help the AFK Room program continue through 2017, take a look! Gaming-as-a-Service doesn’t have to mean […]

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Let This Comic Remind You to Be Kind to Future You

From comic artist Sophie Labelle, a good reminder: when we’re doing well, it’s important to prepare for the hard days. Be kind to your future self, if you can. You can find more of Labelle’s Assigned Male comics on Facebook. They’re also available for sale on Etsy.

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Autism & Empowerment: What Gaming Means to Me

The word “empowerment” is thrown around quite frequently in discussions surrounding identity and representation in media. Seeing or reading a positive and respectful depiction of one’s identity can have a tremendously beneficial impact on an individual, especially if said individual is from a marginalized community. That being said, what defines empowerment can mean different things to […]

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Don’t Miss This Talk About the Health Risks of Game Development

GDC recently highlighted this IGDA-sponsored talk from GDC 2013, and it’s well worth watching.. Psychiatrist Lydia Breen and game developers Wendy Despain, Adam Martin and Patricia Pizer discuss the health risks of game development, with a close look at the dangers of stress, substance overuse (while coffee has its potential benefits, those long caffiene-fueled nights […]

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Building Empathy and Self-Healing: Game Development as an Awareness and Healing Tool

I’m tired and I don’t want to talk about it. Laying down on the sofa and scrolling around Netflix seems to be all I can do. Nonetheless, I can’t pick anything. All possible options look dull. Any physical movement seems like a waste of energy. I resign to watching the color white on the wall […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Going AFK

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you missed this week. Take This has some big news of its own this week: we’re running a crowdfunding campaign to support the AFK Room program. And speaking of AFK Rooms, don’t forget to stop by room 221AB at PAX South if you […]

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Take This Needs You

If you’ve come to appreciate the Take This AFK Room program, please give us a boost and spread the word: Take This needs your help. We’ve launched a campaign on Indiegogo to support the program, and we can’t do it alone. There’s a lot to love about the AFK Room program. We hear it again […]

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Find Take This and the AFK Room at PAX South 2017

PAX South is almost here. On Friday, Take This will be joining many of you in San Antonio, TX, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Enjoy playing all the games, exhibiting, helping out at the show, or otherwise living PAX life, and we’ll be there with the AFK Room if things get to be […]

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Today’s a Good Day to Talk About Mental Health

Opening up about our mental health issues can have a big impact — it lets others know they aren’t alone, and the value of that can’t be measured. Thanks to Bell, a Canadian telecom, opening up about mental health today can also help raise funds for mental health initiatives. January 25th is Bell Let’s Talk […]

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