Category Archives: Take This

Going to MAGFest? Help Us Help Other Attendees By Volunteering at the AFK Room or Booth of Hope

MAGFest is almost here. From January 4-7, we’ll be in National Harbor, MD, bringing the AFK Room to the show for the first time. Take This and the AFK Room are things many attendees have come to rely on as a part of the con experience at many major cons. The AFK Room helps them […]

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Discover How Geeky Hobbies and the Mental Health Profession Combine in Our PAX Unplugged Panel

At Take This, we work with a lot of amazing mental health professionals. We know they can be fascinating, multi-faceted geeks and gamers, and we want to show that side of the profession to the world. For PAX Unplugged, our clinical director, Dr. B, moderated a panel for just that purpose. Trusting the Party’s Healer: […]

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On Giving Tuesday, $3 Makes You a Champion of Hope For Someone In Our Community

Support Take This on Patreon Every year, gaming conventions bring us together, as friends, as enthusiasts, and as a community. But for thousands of attendees and exhibitors, the excitement and stress of conventions can be too much — particularly for people coping with mental health issues, sensory issues, and overstimulation. Since 2014, Take This has […]

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Dr. B Recaps PAX Unplugged 2017

The first-ever PAX Unplugged has come and gone, and it was a fantastic time. Our volunteers were amazing, our supporters were wonderful, and our panel was packed full of awesome people. We’ll let Dr. B run down the details of our last big show of 2017. It may be a wrap for our ground team […]

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Join the Desert Bus For Hope, Win Take This Loot

Desert Bus For Hope is a true labor of love. Every year around this time, a group of genuinely wonderful people gets together to raise money for Child’s Play Charity. To do so, they subject themselves to one of the most grueling gaming challenges around: Desert Bus. Desert Bus is a mini-game from the never-released […]

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Don’t Miss Our PAX Unplugged Panel, Friday at 5:30

Therapists are as diverse as anyone else. Sure, there might be some that fall into TV and movie stereotypes, but that’s not the norm. In our mission to fight mental health stigma, part of what Take This does is to humanize mental health professionals. That’s largely why we’re presenting the following panel at PAX Unplugged: […]

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Where to Find Take This and the AFK Room at PAX Unplugged

This weekend, Take This will be at PAX Unplugged. We’ve shared the full details of our Unplugged plans, but if you’re headed to the show and you want a quick reference, here you are! AFK Room Visit the AFK room when you’re feeling anxious, overstimulated, or otherwise not OK. The AFK Room can be found […]

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Join Us This Weekend at PAX Unplugged

Are you heading to the first ever PAX Unplugged this weekend, in Philadelphia, PA? If so, good news: Take This will be there, and we’re bringing our full complement of Psychomancers and volunteers, our mental health experts, and piles of awesome loot for anyone who donates. Badges are still available at the time of writing, […]

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Support Take This on Patreon To Help Us Create Hope

We’ve launched a Patreon to help fund Take This – and we need your support and your help spreading the word! Since 2014, Take This has provided AFK rooms that are staffed with Psychomancers and stuffed with hope. Trained in the art of mental health first aid, Psychomancers create safe, welcoming spaces for people dealing […]

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Starting Today, #LevelWithACause Is Raising Funds for Take This With Diablo 3 Streams

Today kicks off Season 12 of Diablo 3, with a new chance to level fresh and a new selection of seasonal rewards. To celebrate and start their leveling with a bang, over thirty D3 streamers are spending the weekend streaming and raising funds for Take This. #LevelWithACause is a streaming event organized by a community […]

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