Tag Archives: therapy

Forum Posts Helped Researchers Link Our Words to Depression

The words we choose matter to our wellbeing. That’s a central tenant of cognitive behavioral therapy, which helps us reconsider statements that reflect cognitive distortions. When we say, “I’m going to fail my test,” we’re engaging in fortune telling. That fortune telling hurts our chances to succeed in turn. When we insist that ‘I never […]

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Dragon Talk Delves Into RPG Research and RPG Therapy

Watch Dragon Talk: RPG Research 1/22/18 from dnd on www.twitch.tv Earlier this week, Hawke Robinson and John Welker from RPG Research visited Wizards of the Coast’s Dragon Talk. Robinson and Welker are incredibly busy people in the RPG world, offering recreational therapy programs using tabletop RPGs, working to make the gaming community more accessible, educating […]

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Rick and Morty’s Creator Offers Wise Words About Depression

Dan Harmon has created some of the best geeky TV shows around, including “Rick and Morty,” “HarmonQuest,” and “Community.” Known for his shows’ often incisive humor, he certainly doesn’t shy away from getting serious when the situation calls for it. Case in point: Last week, one of Harmon’s Twitter followers reached out to ask him […]

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Avatar Therapy Shows Promise for Voice Hearers

While technology has given therapists a whole new way to explore exposure therapy with patients with PTSD and anxiety disorders, other mental health issues haven’t gotten quite the same boost. Recently, however, psychiatrists have been exploring a technological approach to treating enduring auditory verbal hallucinations of the sort that are sometimes experienced by people with […]

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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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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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