Tag Archives: geek and sundry

How to Take a Compliment Like a Pro

Raise your hand if you’ve ever answered a compliment with something like “yeah, but…” Got that hand in the air? You’re far from alone. For this month’s Year of Mental Health article at Geek & Sundry, Dr. B gets into the topic of compliments: how to respond to them, how to listen to them, and […]

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When It Comes to Mental Health, a Problem is a Problem is a Problem

In the past, we’ve talked about what you can do if someone you care about is dealing with a mental health issues — ways to be a good friend and support them in difficult moments. But let’s take a step back: what do you do when someone first opens up about their mental health? How […]

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Off to Dragoncon? Heading to PAX? Here’s How to Make The Most of It

Convention season is in full swing, whether you’re recharging your batteries after SDCC or Gen Con, getting ready for Dragoncon or the next PAX, or going to another great, geeky con. Conventions can be tough, though — especially when you’re also dealing with mental health issues. Never fear — Dr. B. is here with a […]

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How Do You Help a Friend Who’s Depressed?

It may be dangerous to go alone, but how do we help the people around us so they don’t have to get through their problems by themselves? That’s the question our clinical director Dr. B., Raffael Boccamazzo, answers this month at Geek & Sundry. Major depressive disorder is something well-meaning people often want to fix. […]

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How to Get a Handle on Negative Thoughts

Over at Geek & Sundry, our very own Dr. B breaks down the concept of ANTs: automatic negative thoughts. ANTs can hold you back, keeping you from doing the things that might make you happy. As an example, imagine two people enter a party at the same time. Hypothetical Person A – who is definitely […]

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Ask Take This: Helping Friends and Coping With Suicidal Thoughts

This week at Geek & Sundry, you can find the latest community questions tackled by our team of clinicians. This time, Bill DeMonte joins us to answer questions about helping friends through depression and dealing with suicidal thoughts. He’s a doctor of clinical psychology in the Seattle area, and a volunteer clinician with Take This. […]

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How to Get Through Any Difficult Time of Year

If you haven’t seen the latest from our Year of Mental Health series on Geek & Sundry, you’re missing out. Our very own Dr. B, Take This Clinical Director Raffael Boccamazzo, shares insights on how to work through the tough times–even if your tough times fall at a time of year when the sun is […]

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Six Rules for Building Healthy Friendships

“It’s dangerous to go alone,” is just as true now as it was in 1986. That’s why we’re here, after all – to foster a supportive video game community and to be here for you when you need us. But for all of that, it’s even better to have people around – friends and loved […]

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Mental Health Questions Answered at Geek & Sundry

This week, our very own Doctor B, Raffael Boccamazzo, answered questions for folks at Geek & Sundry. He covered some great topics: representation of mental illness in popular media, tricks for coping with anxiety, and what it’s like to seek out professional help. He also managed to sneak in a few extremely geeky references. During […]

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Tips For a Happier, Healthier Year

At Take This, we’re passionate about helping people in our community–and our community just got a little bigger. The fine folks at Geek & Sundry have invited us to share our expertise for the sake of a Year of Mental Health, a better year for their readers and ours alike. Our very own clinical director […]

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