Category Archives: News

Take This Announces Its Streaming Ambassadors

Take This, the first mental health nonprofit organization geared toward game developers and the gaming community, announced the first partners to join its “Take This Streaming Ambassador Program” on August 31, 2018 during PAX West.  Take This Streaming Ambassadors will serve as frontline, grassroots innovators and motivators in Take This’ campaign against the stigma, hopelessness, and […]

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MORE THAN CHARACTER STATS & ABILITY SCORES: WHY VIOLENCE IS SO HARD TO PREDICT

It’s hard to go a day without hearing about another violent incident: a local robbery, a public brawl, a school shooting. Disturbing events hit media platforms and spread like wildfire. As a result, there has been an incredible pressure on scientists and legal authorities to figure out, “How can we catch the bad guys before […]

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The Take This Streaming Ambassador Program is Here!

On a panel at TwitchCon last year, we announced the development of an ambassador program for streamers. Earlier this year, we announced more details. The day has come when we can finally and excitedly announce that the Take This Streaming Ambassador program is now accepting applicants for its first year! Over the last several years, […]

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Gaming Disorder and the World Health Organization

With the recent news about the inclusion of Gaming Disorder in the draft of the upcoming ICD-11, we asked Dr. Kelli Dunlap (doctor of psychology, game developer, manager of mental health research and design at iThrive games, and Take This volunteer) for her thoughts on the inclusion. While this article is a bit longer and […]

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Industry Veterans Jeff Green, Christian Svensson, and Kelsey Wesley join Take This, Inc. Board

The world’s first video game non-profit announces a massive expansion to its Board of Directors, adding industry veterans from Devolver Digital, Six Foot, EA, Uber, IGDA, Microsoft, and Hit Detection. Los Angeles CA —June 7, 2018 — E3 2018 — Now hosting its third consecutive AFK (Away from Keyboard) Room at E3, Take This will […]

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Suicide is a Scourge

Today, news broke that the world lost one of my heroes to suicide. I love food and cooking with a passion, and Anthony Bourdain was responsible for that in no small way. Earlier this week, we lost a brilliant icon in the fashion world to suicide. Kate Spade was responsible for at least one person […]

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Post GDC Roundup: Interviews and Panel Video Recording

GDC was a super busy time for the Take This Team! There were some very important announcements and we wanted to put all that information in one place for you. Below are all the interviews from GDC with Kate Edwards and a video recording of Dr. B’s panel. “Take This’ Kate Edwards on the New […]

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Press Release: Take This Expands With New Funding, More Events and Resources Aimed at the Content Creation Community

New Executive Director, New Partnerships, and the Board of Directors Increases to Magnify Voice and Scale Organizational Impact RALEIGH, NC – March 15th, 2018 – Take This Inc. is taking bold steps to advance its critical mission as the organization announced it has received new funding and expanded its partnerships and board of directors. Additionally, […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Amazing

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming stories you may have missed. This week, we have a critical look at The Sims, forward progress for a badly-needed mental health initiative in the US, and more. The Sims’ insane trait sucks “Sims who have the Insane trait don’t have any rationality—their lives […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Hope Makes Us Strong

Welcome to our roundup of the best gaming and mental health articles you may have missed. This week, we have a look at video games and violence, analysis of one of Black Panther’s best characters, and more. Road to GDC: I’m Not A Doctor, but I Simulate One in VR “It turns out that doctors […]

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