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Virtual Interviewers Help Service Members and Veterans Open Up About PTSD

Stigma is hard on everyone it impacts, but when it keeps people away from their doctors, or keeps them silent about their concerns, it can be deadly. While organizations like ours work to fight stigma day by day, there’s no denying that it’s still pervasive — especially when it comes to talking about issues aside […]

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In This Video, a Take This Supporter Shares Her Message of Hope

Last week, on World Mental Health Day, we asked the Take This family to share their messages of hope. So many of you came through with wonderful messages. In this video on her new YouTube channel, Mica, a long-time Take This supporter, shares her own message of hope in a very personal story. She talks […]

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Today is National Depression Screening Day

Today is National Depression Screening Day. If you’re concerned or curious about whether or not depression is a factor in your life, today might be a good day to look into the subject. In 2016, the US Preventive Services Task Force updated its depression screening guidelines to recommend the screening of depression for everyone 18 […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Prepping for PAX

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you might have missed. This week, good news about therapy, conversation about crunch, and the ways we mix gaming and jobs. Crunch Culture Is Never Just About Individual Choice “At the end of the day, no matter how much an individual loves it, […]

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A Therapist Explains What Makes a Good Therapist

Looking for a therapist is a huge step, so it can be tempting to just stick with the first one you find – or at least the first one that doesn’t raise any big red flags. Our experts have some thoughts on how you can find a therapist and how to look for a good […]

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Cry Baby Is a Comic About Finding the Courage to Move Forward

When you’re struggling, taking steps to get help can be scary — but those steps are also part of a journey that moves in the direction of a healthier, happier life. Shauna J. Grant shared the story of that journey in Cry Baby. You can find more of Grant’s work at ShaunaDraws.com, and her webcomic, […]

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Childline Gets Kids Talking – About Exploding Heads

Childline is a UK non-profit that provides a valuable, needed service, giving young people a place to call when they need emotional support. It doesn’t let that responsibility take all the fun out of its mission, though, as this video shows. This catchy, catchy video. Headbomz is a fantastic tune animated by the fantastic Aardman […]

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How Do Mental Health Diagnoses Work? This Video Explains

For the most part, mental health issues don’t come with the extremely straightforward diagnostic criteria that many physical illnesses do. You can’t check for the presence of certain antibodies to identify depression or take an x-ray for anxiety. So how do psychiatrists and physicians differentiate between, say, sadness and major depressive disorder, or anxiousness and […]

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The Hottest Thing in Online Therapy is a Chatbot That Teaches CBT

Online therapy is a thriving field — with good reason. While research shows that face-to-face therapy can be more beneficial in a lot of contexts, online therapy is accessible to a lot of people for whom traditional therapy may be out of reach in cost or distance, or because of stigma. But where reputable online […]

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When Escaping into Games Does More Harm Than Good

For many of us, games are an important, welcome escape. They give us social and creative outlets, provide temporary distractions from anxiety, and offer a little happiness when it’s otherwise hard to come by. But escapism can be harmful, particularly when we use it to avoid our problems and disengage from our lives. Writing for […]

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