Author Archives: takethis

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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I’m Glad I Stuck Around

By: Matthew Walden I thought my life was over. In the span of 3 short years I experienced the complete deterioration of my physical health, the death of a friend, my 30th birthday party getting rained out with no one showing up, and a botched and painful surgery I woke up in the middle of. […]

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Fighting Anxiety, One Stream at a Time

(Names have been changed) My name is Teddie. I am 42 years old and married to my wonderful wife Chie. We have been married for 14 amazing years now. We have a great relationship and an exceptional life. I really couldn’t be happier. I have anxiety issues and depression. What? Yes, I suffer from anxiety […]

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When You Feel Like No One’s There for You

By: Anonymous I’ve suffered from major anxiety for about three years now. I come from an abusive home and my mom suffers from BPD (bipolar disorder); this takes a toll on me daily, as at the age of 19 I feel as if I’m the adult taking care of her. And I have a hard […]

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The Juggernaut

By: Odin Omen I know what it is like to feel that you missed the mark early on in life. Trust me. After serving a sentence as a 4-time convicted felon for burglary in 1990 and living with a lifetime of mental illness beginning at the age of 16, I finally figured out a way […]

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It’s the Take This Holiday Fundraiser Stream! #TakeThisStream

It’s Dangerous to Stream Alone! So join us! On December 27-28 Take This will be streaming with you, playing the games that mean something to us, sharing our experiences and helping each other get through the holidays. Here’s how to take part: Follow Take This on Twitch.Tune in starting Noon ET on Saturday, December 27th.Enjoy […]

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The Social Worker

By: Alex Carlson “Maybe you have OCD.” This is the phrase a social worker said to me one day. I had talked with this person for a while about my recurring thoughts and anxieties, but continuously dismissed their words, thinking that my situation was something I really could “get over.” It was in high school. […]

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No One Gets the Full Picture

By: Anonymous One of the things that I’ve noticed as I’ve grown older is that people seem much more composed from the outside than they generally feel inside.  In part, this is an element of the social contract; we try to make the world a better place for the people around us by hiding our own […]

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Time Present and Time Past

By: Richard Kovarovic Over a decade ago a man I’d never known, and never would know, hit me in the back of the skull with a hammer. The flat head came swiftly down and connected with my own, and the pressure of the blow split the skin, creating arms made of flesh forced to separate. […]

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Shut Away in My Room

By: Joshua Moore I’m not entirely sure when exactly my anxiety problems began. I believe it was around 2008 during my ninth year of high school. I was always sort of shy and quiet, but I didn’t use to have any problems talking to people really. Unfortunately I was in the same tutor group as […]

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