Category Archives: Featured

We’re Heading to PAX Unplugged!

It’s almost time for PAX Unplugged 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 panel. 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 Room […]

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Six Years Ago Today…

CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of suicide Six years ago today, Matt Hughes, a freelance games journalist and colleague of Take This’ founders, took his own life. It was a tragedy made more tragic because he suffered in isolation and silence. Take This was founded just weeks later in response. Our founders asked, “What could we have […]

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Take This Stands with the Transgender Community

In 2013, Gender Identity Disorder was officially eliminated as a psychiatric diagnosis. It was replaced with Gender Dysphoria, a condition whereby the individual experiences marked distress at the difference between the gender with which they identify and the gender they were assigned at birth. The individual experiences distress and dysfunction at not being able to […]

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Statement on Crunch from Take This

Crunch is yet again a hot topic in the gaming news.  With the recent stories about crunch development there has been a renewed interest in Take This’ 2016 white paper on crunch and many organizations have come to us for comment on the topic. As the expert authority on mental health issues in the video game […]

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FAQ & Info

Take This is an informational organization. The resources we provide are for informational purposes only, and should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of a health care or mental health care professional. Take This cannot be held responsible for the use of the information provided. Please always consult a trained […]

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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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Wired Productions and ‘The Town of Light’ Raise Funds for Take This

The wonderful folks at Wired Productions are setting out to raise funds for mental health charities over the course of the next year, and we’re happy to say that Take This is one of those charities. Wired Productions publishes The Town of Light, a game that takes a deep, fictionalized look at the Ospedale Psichiatrico […]

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Social Anxiety at Large Conventions

Editor’s note: In the lead up to Gen Con 2017, Gnome Stew’s Head Gnome, John Arcadian, shared this story about his experience with anxiety and the ways he’s found to support others in the gaming community who might be dealing with their own anxieties at major events. John has kindly allowed us to republish it […]

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Why Am I So Angry?

By: Ryan Hamann, clinician Kratos looked up from the fallen god before him, his anger burning white hot like the ashes that constantly sear his skin and serve as a painful reminder of the life he once lived. The love he once lost. He feels only burning rage, knowing that, long ago, it was love, […]

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When Gaming Isn’t Fun

By: Mark Kline, PsyD Vice-Chair TakeThis.org Many gamers are passionate, opinionated, and determined. The intensity they bring to gaming can become all-consuming, and this community can be central to their sense of identity. When this gets to be too much, play can cease to be fun. These tips may help: Step Away from the Screen—Whether […]

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