Category Archives: News

Six Years Ago Today…

CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of suicide Six years ago today, Matt Hughes, a freelance games journalist and colleague of Take This’ founders, took his own life. It was a tragedy made more tragic because he suffered in isolation and silence. Take This was founded just weeks later in response. Our founders asked, “What could we have […]

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Take This Stands with the Transgender Community

In 2013, Gender Identity Disorder was officially eliminated as a psychiatric diagnosis. It was replaced with Gender Dysphoria, a condition whereby the individual experiences marked distress at the difference between the gender with which they identify and the gender they were assigned at birth. The individual experiences distress and dysfunction at not being able to […]

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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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