Tag Archives: conventions

Take This Recap: We Had an Amazing PAX West

You might have noticed from our AFK Room, Panels and merchandise, but Take This was all over PAX West this year. So much so that our clinical director Dr. B. has put together an awesome recap talking about what we did, who we helped, and who we love (spoilers: it’s all of you!). When we […]

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How to Handle Con Crash Like a Pro

By Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD, LMHCA You waited for your favorite con all year. You followed it on Twitter and Facebook. You had three screens ready to rapidly refresh and get your tickets as soon as they went on sale. Four months later, you had a blast all weekend. Friends! Panels! Celebrities! Cosplay! eSports! Food! Parties! […]

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Take This and the AFK Room Will Be at PAX West 2017

Heading to PAX West 2017? We’ll be there, bringing the AFK Room, panels, and some amazing new merchandise. From Friday, September 1st to Monday, September 4th, you’ll find Take This in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. We have two bases of operations at PAX: the AFK Room and our booth in the Diversity […]

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Don’t Forget Self-Care During Convention Season

If you’re getting ready for PAX West, Gen Con, Dragon Con or any other con this season, remember to take some time to consider how you’ll manage your self-care routine at the show. If you’re new to major conventions, it’s especially easy to let all your normal habits fall by the wayside, and while that […]

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Social Anxiety at Large Conventions

Editor’s note: In the lead up to Gen Con 2017, Gnome Stew’s Head Gnome, John Arcadian, shared this story about his experience with anxiety and the ways he’s found to support others in the gaming community who might be dealing with their own anxieties at major events. John has kindly allowed us to republish it […]

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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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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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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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Feel Like Game Development is Hard on Your Mental Health? This Panel Proves That You Aren’t Alone

It can be hard for people in the video game industry to acknowledge that mental health issues exist at all levels. Stigma hits hard, and when you’re a professional in the industry it’s natural to worry that opening up might have an impact on your career prospects. When you’re an employer or studio head, that […]

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