Join us in our mission to inform the game community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
Donate to Take This
Want to help us fund the AFK Room program and our educational and awareness efforts? Here’s how you can help:
Take This is on Patreon, where we raise funds to support the Psychomancer Project, which trains and provides clinical staff and quiet spaces to gaming conventions around the world. Join a growing movement of people who know that there is no shame in coping with mental health issues, that reaching out for help is a sign of great bravery, and that this industry and this hobby are better when we’re all here to support one another.
With your donation, you can bolster programs that raise awareness and educate people about mental health. You’ll also support our efforts to make the game world a healthier, safer place, particularly for people coping with mental health issues. You can make a one-time donation or provide long-term support with a recurring donation.
For those interested in donating larger amounts, Take This offers sponsorship opportunities for programs including the AFK Room. Interested? Contact us for details.
Each time we open the doors of an AFK Room, we first make sure the room quiet, welcoming, and staffed with clinicians and other volunteers who can help our visitors in their moments of need — whether they need a breather from a hectic convention or a safe place to cope with mental health issues.
We also make sure each room is well-stocked. To that end, we keep an up-to-date wishlist of all the items required to make each AFK Room exactly what show attendees and exhibitors need. Purchasing the coloring books, tissues, gaffers tape and other tools on the list helps us put together a calm, secure space everywhere we go.
When you’re shopping at Amazon or Humble, you can select Take This as your charity of choice. A small portion of eligible purchases at Humble and smile.amazon.com will be donated to Take This. You can do the same anywhere that works with the PayPal Giving Fund.
Have something else in mind? Want to collaborate on a fundraising campaign? We’re always open to new ideas for raising funds and awareness for our lifesaving mission, so get in touch.
Stream For Take This
Are you a streamer? Are you interested in supporting Take This? You can easily raise funds for Take This while streaming using Tiltify. Just click “Start Fundraising” to get started.
If you’d like to get more involved with streaming for Take This, contact us for information on our upcoming Streaming Ambassador program.
Volunteer With Take This
Generally, we also have a Booth of Hope where we can accept donations and offer loot and information to Take This supporters. Volunteers are always needed to staff those booths, especially at our less-established shows.
Sign up to be informed when we have volunteer opportunities in your area, and please be sure to let us know if you have clinical psychiatric experience. If you know anyone else who might be interested, please share the signup link.
Spread the Word
Organizations like Take This survive by word of mouth. There are many ways to help us raise awareness.