Category Archives: Take This

Need a Breather or a Mental Health Break at E3 2017? Visit the AFK Room

We’re just a few days out from E3 2017, and Take This will be there. If you’re at the show and it gets to be too much for any reason, join us at the AFK Room for quiet and, if you need it, the support of our clinician volunteers. For those of us following along […]

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Where to Find Take This and the AFK Room at MomoCon 2017

Heading to MomoCon? Don’t forget to stay hydrated, wear comfortable shoes — and note down where to find the AFK Room. The AFK Room is a quiet, safe space staffed with licensed mental health clinicians and volunteers. If the busy convention gets to be too stimulating, your anxiety gets to be too much, or you […]

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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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Join the Fight Against Mental Health Stigma – Volunteer With Us at Momocon

If you believe in fighting for mental health awareness, come join us at Momocon! Thanks to our amazing supporters, we’ll be there — and we need your help. We’re looking for more people to join the wonderful volunteers at our booth and in the AFK Room. Volunteers at our booth spread word of the Take […]

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Help Us Bring Color to Mental Health Awareness Month

If you’ve ever visited one of our AFK Rooms, you know we keep them well-stocked with coloring books. The act of coloring can be grounding; it can be a temporary distraction from the noise and crowds of a busy convention; it can make people more comfortable taking the time they need. So in celebration of […]

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We Did It!

WAHHH! You lovely humans! What did you do? You funded our AFK Room Program 2017 Kickstarter to $38,721! That’s AMAZING! Combined with the $28,265 we raised in the first half of our interrupted Indiegogo campaign, that makes for a grand total of $66,536 raised to put life-saving Take This AFK Rooms in conventions around the […]

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Last Day to Support the AFK Room Kickstarter!

The finish line is just ahead of us: this campaign is ending in less than a day. And we’re going into it with some huge news. PAX South Unlocked You’ve done something wonderful, friends: You’ve made sure Take This will be able to bring the life-saving AFK Room program to PAX South 2018. The program […]

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This Is It!

Dear friendos, It’s time for a personal confession: I’ve been losing sleep over this campaign. For me, this Kickstarter is about more than how many dollars we can raise to put life-saving AFK Rooms in convention spaces, and how many we can add in the future. For me, this is about whether or not Take […]

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Love Our Psychomancer? Now You Can Get the Plushy

The Take This Psychomancer was first designed by Kay Fedewa for Habitica, but its popularity soon took it beyond the confines of the app. Your love convinced us to turn it into a pin, then another pin and now — at long last, and after many requests – a plush toy. We’re hard at work […]

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How Take This Is Recovering From a Major Funding Setback

If you’ve been following our AFK Room crowdfunding campaign, you’ve probably noticed that we changed platforms from Indiegogo to Kickstarter partway through the process. Cliqist recently sat down with Take This co-founder Russ Pitts to discuss the reasons for that change, the resulting challenges for funding our 2017 programs, and the reasons we care so […]

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