Tag Archives: mental wellness

Statement on Crunch from Take This

Crunch is yet again a hot topic in the gaming news.  With the recent stories about crunch development there has been a renewed interest in Take This’ 2016 white paper on crunch and many organizations have come to us for comment on the topic. As the expert authority on mental health issues in the video game […]

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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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A UK Media Company Bans After-Hour Emails for its Employees’ Mental Health

As part of a Wellness Month initiative, Carat, a UK media company, is banning after-hours emails. Managing director Matthew Landeman explains the move: We are mobile and connected 24/7 so it is becoming more and more ‘normal’ to send communications to each other well outside of reasonable working hours and people often feel under pressure […]

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Don’t Miss Depression-Proof Studio Culture: A How-To for Mental Wellness

At GDC, Russ Pitts, president and co-founder of Take This, spoke on the subject of mental health in the video game industry — specifically, how to create a mentally healthy environment and deal with mental health issues in your studio of any size in a healthy, productive way. This year, he was joined by Alex […]

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Devs, Catch Our Mental Wellness Talk Streamed Live This Weekend

Have plans for the weekend? If you’re a game developer, you might want to spend it streaming the Indie Revolution Expo, a free digital indie game conference organized by the folks at Indie Game Riot. As part of a packed schedule of great panels, Suzanne Jakiw, our operations director and general counsel, will be there […]

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