Tag Archives: geek and sundry

What to Do If You Feel like an Imposter

Imposter Syndrome is “the disconnect between a person’s internal perceptions and fears of being a discovered as an intellectual fraud by someone important and outward evidence of success and competence.” It’s also, as Doctor B says, the feeling that “you’re not good enough or smart enough for your position, but evidence says otherwise.” Imposter Syndrome […]

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Learn to Treat Social Situations Less Like Roguelikes with Our Latest Article at Geek & Sundry

If you’re ever nervous about social situations, make a stop over at Geek & Sundry, where you can find our latest expert article. This one’s from Daniel Wendler, M.A., a social skill contributor for Take This and author of ImproveYourSocialSkills.com and the books Improve Your Social Skills and Level Up Your Social Life. In social […]

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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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