Category Archives: Depression

Take This founder to speak on “How to depression-proof your studio culture” at GDC

    Take This, Inc. Founder and President Russ Pitts will present a lecture at the 2014 GDC entitled, “How to Depression-Proof Your Studio Culture,” which will provide perspective on the issues surrounding depression and suggest coping strategies for employees and employers who are struggling with the effects of mental illness at the studio level. […]

Read More

The Cave in My Chest

By: Brenna Beattie Today, I found out that someone in the gaming community, someone I admire greatly, committed suicide. It’s the second time someone I cherish has done so and the sixth time I’ve considered doing the same. Let me start out by saying this: most people think I am the last person to think about […]

Read More

Kingdom Hearts II Gave Me Hope

My name is not really important for this article, but some background about me is that I’m a 22-year-old student studying game development in Worcester, Massachusetts. I was first diagnosed with depression along with general anxiety disorder when I was 12 years old. Which means I’ve been living with an official for diagnosis for almost […]

Read More

When it All Falls Down

By: Anonymous Here I stand, weak and about to collapse. Here I stand, waiting for the sounds that will call me to my former self. Here I stand, mourning. No one willing to meet me in my distress. Here I stand, tremendously pained. Condemned. Lost. Alone. Being a man means triumphantly walking around with a […]

Read More

The Gray Haze

By: CJ Melendez The first time that I could remember that disgusting feeling of being enveloped by some sort of gray haze — later identified as anxiety-induced depression — I was in high school. I don’t recall exactly when I started to feel it, but it was related to a mix of general teenage stress […]

Read More

How Depressed Cakes Can Make You Feel Better

by: Liz Stewart I’m at my best in 140 characters or less, cracking jokes, making puns and throwing out Lord of the Rings references. Was your ass forged by Sauron? Because that thing is PRECIOUS! Yeah… But, some stories can’t be captured in 140 characters. Stories like how my sister lost a friend to suicide. […]

Read More

What Depression Is

by: Mikey Neumann In the end, your heart is the thing that takes you. I’m about to put myself out there — like Star Trek out there — because right now I need the one escape that always seems to bring me back. When everything becomes overwhelming and blindingly consequential, you lose track of the […]

Read More

Striving podcast on depression

Striving_Episode_27 Shawn and Karla discuss how depression has affected her life and their relationship. (Originally released as Episode 27 of the “Striving” podcast on November 8, 2011. Shared by special request.) Contact this author http://www.takethis.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Striving_Episode_27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Read More