Identity and Gaming Panel Series
The Identity and Gaming Mental Health Panel Series a six-part, streamed panel series focusing on the nuanced mental health needs and barriers to accessibility faced by specific, marginalized populations.
Some of the most protective factors in mental health challenges are positive inclusion, a sense of community, and safety, all three of which are frequently denied to marginalized groups in the US, either covertly or overtly.
These panels provide space to center & affirm the lived experiences of people who are frequently tokenized and homogenized through processes of underrepresentation. These videos will also be a resource people outside of these communities can use as an entry point to start to learn about the experiences of the highlighted identities without relying on whitewashed sources.
Black Identity and Gaming Mental Health
Aug 29, 2022 The first in TakeThis.org’s six-panel series, The Black Identity and Gaming Mental Health Panel centers Black Gamers who talk frankly about their experiences as people racialized Black who game and experience various challenges to maintaining mental wellness, seeking access, and feeling accepted and safe in gaming. This panel first aired July 15, 2022
Moderator: Cassie – They/Them
Panelists: Jacob Duval (he/him), Amanda Tudisco (she/her), Lala Shanks (she/he/they), Janie (she/they), Devin Thornton (he/they)
Latine Identity and Gaming Mental Health
The Identity and Gaming Panel Series: Latine Identity and Gaming Mental Health features our panelists talking the joys, challenges, and needs of Latine Gamers in their mental health journeys. Original Air Date: September 17, 2022
Panelists: Alex Bassi (hey/them/el), Val (she/they), Vic Trevino (he/him), Eugenio Vargas (he/him), Songs of Healing (she/her)
This is an educational, discussion-based panel series. It is not nor meant to be taken as therapy or medical advice. The experiences and opinions of the panel are their own and while, some members of the panel are mental health professionals, they are only speaking to their experiences. If you have questions or concerns about your own physical or mental health, please consult with an appropriate provider.