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Going to TwitchCon? Don’t Miss This Panel

Watch live video from Twitch on www.twitch.tv Twitch is many things to many people. To some, it’s a business. To others, it’s a way to unwind. It can be a place to build a community, but it’s also a place where where — as with most of the Internet — harassment can be an issue. […]

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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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A Mortician’s Tale is a Promising Death-Positive Game

Despite all the time we spend thinking about it, death is a difficult subject for many of us to consider. A lot of therapist hours are spent dealing with issues around it, be they fear of loss, fear of our own mortality, or issues that can cause us even more distress, like complicated grief. The […]

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‘Indygo’ Gets a New Trailer and a Narrative Sneak Peek

Indygo is an upcoming game about an artist, Thomas, his relationship, and depression. It takes place exclusively in his studio, where, as the trailer implies, he’s been isolated for quite some time. Indygo will be out next week, on October 24, but to tide us over, its creators at Pigmentum Game Studio have released the […]

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In This Web Series, People Tell Their Mental Health Stories in VR

While VR has long been used as a treatment for certain mental health issues, it’s only recently become a tool for self-expression. BBC Three has taken advantage of that opportunity for a fascinating series of videos. In ‘My Mental Health In VR,’ people tell their mental health stories while communicating their experience in VR. Using […]

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Self-Care Jam 2 is Almost Here

✨ Announcing Self-Care Jam 2 ✨This year has been a lot, so come make something small, just for you~ October 28th through November 5th #selfcarejam https://t.co/gM2CceaF1y pic.twitter.com/34X32F5cCy — 😈 haylEVIL 👿 (@imjayhay) October 7, 2017 Last year’s Self-Care Jam brought us lots of small, delightful games — some about self care, some personally meaningful. Self-Care […]

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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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Weekly INT Boost – A Loot Box of News

Welcome to our roundup of games and mental health news you might have missed. This week, we ponder loot boxes, new tools for children coping with trauma, and more. Behind the addictive psychology and seductive art of loot boxes “The appeal isn’t hard to grasp. Opening a loot box is a rush: a moment of […]

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How to ADHD’s Jessica McCabe Shares Her Story With TEDxBratislava

Jessica McCabe has built a successful YouTube business talking about her experiences with ADHD and giving advice, comfort and hope to hundreds of thousands of viewers and subscribers. But in a recent talk at TEDxBratislava, she explains just how challenging that process has been. Even with an early diagnosis, medication and family support, McCabe struggled […]

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One Game Designer’s Story of Depression and Perseverance

My name is Keith Jordan, born and raised in New York City (The Bronx), and I am a game designer as well as a fellow gamer. I wanted to share my story in hopes that people in my similar diagnosis would be inspired to reach out and ask for help. I hope this story help […]

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