Tag Archives: Announcements

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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Take This Welcomes Kate Edwards to the Board of Directors

We’re delighted to welcome Kate Edwards to the Take This family as a member of our Board of Directors. Kate joins Russ Pitts, Susan Arendt, and Pete Hines in leading our efforts to raise awareness about mental health issues in the video game industry. “As the game industry is a creative community with ever-growing diversity […]

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#TakeThisStream 2015 – A Resounding Success

Last week, Take This joined forces with friends, supporters and the community at large to achieve something wonderful: over $18,000 raised to help people who can’t afford to pay for mental health care. With the funds raised during the second annual #TakeThisStream, The Take This Scholarship Fund is off to a fantastic start. The scholarship […]

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Take This T-shirts and a new AFK Room come to PAX Prime 2014

Take This is pleased to announce it will be returning to PAX Prime with the “AFK Room,” mental health awareness training for volunteer “Enforcers” and a panel on helping those with mental health issues. Attendees who find that the hustle of the show is “damaging their calm” will find relief at the Take This AFK Room. […]

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GDC 2014 Lecture Notes: How To Depression-Proof Your Studio Culture

Thank you to everyone who attended my recent lecture at the 2013 Game Developer Conference titled “How to Depression-Proof Your Studio Culture,” on the subject of mental health and wellness in game development spaces and how to address common stressors and create more harmonious workplaces. The lecture was put together with the cooperation of the […]

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Announcing the Take This AFK Room at PAX East

Take This is pleased to announce it will be continuing its association with PAX at PAX East 2014, with a presentation on speaking to others about mental health, a dedicated “AFK Room” for attendees needing to take a break from the show and a program specifically designed to help PAX East’s volunteer “Enforcers” with recognizing […]

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Take This founder to speak on “How to depression-proof your studio culture” at GDC

    Take This, Inc. Founder and President Russ Pitts will present a lecture at the 2014 GDC entitled, “How to Depression-Proof Your Studio Culture,” which will provide perspective on the issues surrounding depression and suggest coping strategies for employees and employers who are struggling with the effects of mental illness at the studio level. […]

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