Category Archives: Take This

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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Take This Board Member Kate Edwards Talks Crunch, Mental Health, and the Power of Games

This week, VentureBeat spoke with the newest member of the Take This board of directors, Kate Edwards. They talked about the need for mental health advocacy in the game industry, the ongoing conversation about diversity in tech, and the trouble with the culture of crunch. Kate has been pushing back against mandated crunch since long […]

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Catch Dr. B’s Talk on Mental Health in the Studio from Indie Revolution Expo 2017

Watch live video from IndieGameRiot on www.twitch.tv Over the weekend, Indie Game Riot held its annual Indie Revolution Expo, a free, digital indie game convention. Dr. B, Take This clinical director Raffael Boccamazzo, had the opportunity to stream and speak about mental health, stress, crunch, and game development during the event. Lucky for us, Indie […]

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We’re Looking for St. Louis-Based Volunteers – Can You Help?

Will you be in St. Louis on August 5th and 6th? If so, we could use your help. Take This will have a small presence at the PixelPop Festival, and we need volunteers to help out at our table. If you’re available and interested in promoting the work Take This does, please contact our Operations […]

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We’re Helping Attendees and Exhibitors at PAX West, and We Can’t Do It Alone

Are you in Seattle on September 1 – 4, maybe heading to PAX West? Believe in supporting mental health awareness? 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. Booth volunteers spread […]

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Catch Dr. B Talking Take This, Stigma, and Nerd Life on ‘Our Fractured Minds’

In this episode of the Our Fractured Minds podcast, our very own Dr. B, Raffael Boccamazzo, sits down with host Jeff Renoe to talk about some very important (and some not-so important) subjects: What brought Dr. B to Take This Why neither of them watch The Big Bang Theory The healing power of fantasy The […]

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Take This Welcomes Kate Edwards to the Board of Directors

We’re delighted to welcome Kate Edwards to the Take This family as a member of our Board of Directors. Kate joins Russ Pitts, Susan Arendt, and Pete Hines in leading our efforts to raise awareness about mental health issues in the video game industry. “As the game industry is a creative community with ever-growing diversity […]

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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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