Tag Archives: mental health

Take This Stands with the Transgender Community

In 2013, Gender Identity Disorder was officially eliminated as a psychiatric diagnosis. It was replaced with Gender Dysphoria, a condition whereby the individual experiences marked distress at the difference between the gender with which they identify and the gender they were assigned at birth. The individual experiences distress and dysfunction at not being able to […]

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What Kingdom Hearts Taught Me About Handling Mental Illness

“Yeah, there’s darkness inside me, just like you said. But darkness is my enemy! And you are, too, for making everything around here reek of it!“” -Riku, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 As a kid, I never owned a PlayStation. My family’s budget never prioritized a game console after they bought the Nintendo Entertainment System on sale […]

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Mental Health & Language Panel

During PAX West 2018 we joined Coco the Louder for a panel discussion on Mental Health and Language.  Thank you to both Caffeine.tv for streaming the panel and Coco the Louder for organizing and moderating the panel and being a great mental health advocate in the game community! Learning how to effectively and conscientiously talk about mental health […]

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Take This Announces Its Streaming Ambassadors

Take This, the first mental health nonprofit organization geared toward game developers and the gaming community, announced the first partners to join its “Take This Streaming Ambassador Program” on August 31, 2018 during PAX West.  Take This Streaming Ambassadors will serve as frontline, grassroots innovators and motivators in Take This’ campaign against the stigma, hopelessness, and […]

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Gaming Disorder and the World Health Organization

With the recent news about the inclusion of Gaming Disorder in the draft of the upcoming ICD-11, we asked Dr. Kelli Dunlap (doctor of psychology, game developer, manager of mental health research and design at iThrive games, and Take This volunteer) for her thoughts on the inclusion. While this article is a bit longer and […]

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Post GDC Roundup: Interviews and Panel Video Recording

GDC was a super busy time for the Take This Team! There were some very important announcements and we wanted to put all that information in one place for you. Below are all the interviews from GDC with Kate Edwards and a video recording of Dr. B’s panel. “Take This’ Kate Edwards on the New […]

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Press Release: Take This Expands With New Funding, More Events and Resources Aimed at the Content Creation Community

New Executive Director, New Partnerships, and the Board of Directors Increases to Magnify Voice and Scale Organizational Impact RALEIGH, NC – March 15th, 2018 – Take This Inc. is taking bold steps to advance its critical mission as the organization announced it has received new funding and expanded its partnerships and board of directors. Additionally, […]

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Next Week You Can Take Part in a Worldwide Mental Health Survey

Want to spend a week tracking your mood and contributing to a massive mental health data set? You might want to take a look at How Is The World Feeling? (HITWF). It’s a project taking place next week, designed to collect useful information about our moods. All our moods – everywhere. Spur Projects, the suicide-prevention […]

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‘My Girl’ is a 10-Page Exploration of Dreams, Reality and Mental Health

My Girl is a new comic by cartoonist Sophia Foster-Dimino that explores fantasy, reality, and the distance between what we dream about and what we are willing to achieve. Foster-Dimino was interviewed by Okey-Panky, the online magazine that published the comic. She spoke about a few of the possible interpretations of her comic. The tension […]

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Mental Health America Wants You to Share What #MentalIllnessFeelsLike This Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S., and Mental Health America is spearheading awareness efforts with a social media campaign and a month-long plan for better mental hygiene. #MentalIllnessFeelsLike is the hashtag of choice for the campaign. It’s an effort to encourage people to share their own takes on mental health issues: Clinical […]

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