Ethics & Standards
Take This is a mental health organization providing comprehensive resources, support, and consultation tailored for the unique needs of the game development community. We embrace the diverse cultures and issues of the game community and work with a team of trained mental health professionals and internationally known researchers to set policy and best practices to provide materials and resources that are scientifically accurate and ethically delivered.
Doing mental health work in public spaces, especially online ones, presents unique ethical challenges. Based on best practice and guidance from the American Psychological Association ethics codes, Take This provides general education and resources that are backed by research and relevant to the gaming community.
Take This combines ethical best practices in mental health education with a love of all things gamer, providing a safe, accepting space for gamers and developers. They work in a spirit of partnership with other organizations addressing these issues among game enthusiasts, streamers, and creators. Take This adheres to strict ethics guidelines in order to protect the public and prevent exploitation.
These guidelines are:
- No individualized recommendations
- No personal advice
- No individualized treatment
- We respect your privacy and autonomy
- All generalized suggestions and/or recommendations are empirically based on the latest, interdisciplinary research
For more general information about Take This’ mission, vision, and foundational goals, please visit About Us.
Read our full annual report on 2020 here.
Please refer to our GuideStar page for more information.