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Going to MAGFest? Help Us Help Other Attendees By Volunteering at the AFK Room or Booth of Hope

MAGFest is almost here. From January 4-7, we’ll be in National Harbor, MD, bringing the AFK Room to the show for the first time. Take This and the AFK Room are things many attendees have come to rely on as a part of the con experience at many major cons. The AFK Room helps them […]

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Discover How Geeky Hobbies and the Mental Health Profession Combine in Our PAX Unplugged Panel

At Take This, we work with a lot of amazing mental health professionals. We know they can be fascinating, multi-faceted geeks and gamers, and we want to show that side of the profession to the world. For PAX Unplugged, our clinical director, Dr. B, moderated a panel for just that purpose. Trusting the Party’s Healer: […]

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On Giving Tuesday, $3 Makes You a Champion of Hope For Someone In Our Community

Support Take This on Patreon Every year, gaming conventions bring us together, as friends, as enthusiasts, and as a community. But for thousands of attendees and exhibitors, the excitement and stress of conventions can be too much — particularly for people coping with mental health issues, sensory issues, and overstimulation. Since 2014, Take This has […]

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Where to Find Take This and the AFK Room at PAX Unplugged

This weekend, Take This will be at PAX Unplugged. We’ve shared the full details of our Unplugged plans, but if you’re headed to the show and you want a quick reference, here you are! AFK Room Visit the AFK room when you’re feeling anxious, overstimulated, or otherwise not OK. The AFK Room can be found […]

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Support Take This on Patreon To Help Us Create Hope

We’ve launched a Patreon to help fund Take This – and we need your support and your help spreading the word! Since 2014, Take This has provided AFK rooms that are staffed with Psychomancers and stuffed with hope. Trained in the art of mental health first aid, Psychomancers create safe, welcoming spaces for people dealing […]

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Starting Today, #LevelWithACause Is Raising Funds for Take This With Diablo 3 Streams

Today kicks off Season 12 of Diablo 3, with a new chance to level fresh and a new selection of seasonal rewards. To celebrate and start their leveling with a bang, over thirty D3 streamers are spending the weekend streaming and raising funds for Take This. #LevelWithACause is a streaming event organized by a community […]

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On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the founding of Take This

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the founding of Take This. Recently, I spoke with Jerry Holkins about the founding of Child’s Play. He told me a long and hilarious story of how he and Mike Krahulik came up with a terrible idea about sending old games to hospitals. Terrible (and obvious, in hindsight) […]

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Missed Out on TwitchCon? You Don’t Have to Miss This Exceptional Panel

Last weekend at TwitchCon, Take This clinical director Dr. B joined a an amazing panel of folks there to talk about building supportive communities for mental health and suicide prevention on Twitch. The panel included Sheri Klein, VP, campaign development at the Ad Council; MissKyliee, a wonderful streamer who’s been a big supporter of Take […]

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Take This AFK Room Powered by CheckPoint

Take This is proud to be working with local Australian mental health and video game advocacy organization, CheckPoint, to bring the Take This AFK Room experience to PAX Aus. Take This has long been a fan of the great work CheckPoint has done “Down Under”, starting with its founders’ work with Take This as the […]

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The Hope You Shared on World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2017, we asked Take This supporters to share messages of hope and caring with their followers using the hashtag #TakeThisHope — making sure no one has to feel alone. Take This team members, friends, supporters and followers came through with wonderful, inspiring messages: Rebellions are built on hope, […]

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