Category Archives: Take This

Don’t Miss Our PAX Unplugged Panel, Friday at 5:30

Therapists are as diverse as anyone else. Sure, there might be some that fall into TV and movie stereotypes, but that’s not the norm. In our mission to fight mental health stigma, part of what Take This does is to humanize mental health professionals. That’s largely why we’re presenting the following panel at PAX Unplugged: […]

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Where to Find Take This and the AFK Room at PAX Unplugged

This weekend, Take This will be at PAX Unplugged. We’ve shared the full details of our Unplugged plans, but if you’re headed to the show and you want a quick reference, here you are! AFK Room Visit the AFK room when you’re feeling anxious, overstimulated, or otherwise not OK. The AFK Room can be found […]

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Join Us This Weekend at PAX Unplugged

Are you heading to the first ever PAX Unplugged this weekend, in Philadelphia, PA? If so, good news: Take This will be there, and we’re bringing our full complement of Psychomancers and volunteers, our mental health experts, and piles of awesome loot for anyone who donates. Badges are still available at the time of writing, […]

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Support Take This on Patreon To Help Us Create Hope

We’ve launched a Patreon to help fund Take This – and we need your support and your help spreading the word! Since 2014, Take This has provided AFK rooms that are staffed with Psychomancers and stuffed with hope. Trained in the art of mental health first aid, Psychomancers create safe, welcoming spaces for people dealing […]

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Starting Today, #LevelWithACause Is Raising Funds for Take This With Diablo 3 Streams

Today kicks off Season 12 of Diablo 3, with a new chance to level fresh and a new selection of seasonal rewards. To celebrate and start their leveling with a bang, over thirty D3 streamers are spending the weekend streaming and raising funds for Take This. #LevelWithACause is a streaming event organized by a community […]

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On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the founding of Take This

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the founding of Take This. Recently, I spoke with Jerry Holkins about the founding of Child’s Play. He told me a long and hilarious story of how he and Mike Krahulik came up with a terrible idea about sending old games to hospitals. Terrible (and obvious, in hindsight) […]

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Missed Out on TwitchCon? You Don’t Have to Miss This Exceptional Panel

Last weekend at TwitchCon, Take This clinical director Dr. B joined a an amazing panel of folks there to talk about building supportive communities for mental health and suicide prevention on Twitch. The panel included Sheri Klein, VP, campaign development at the Ad Council; MissKyliee, a wonderful streamer who’s been a big supporter of Take […]

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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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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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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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