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Exploring Grief in Life Is Strange: Before The Storm

Most of the videos on Cagey Videos‘ channel are analytical, exploring aspects of game design like cutscenes and tutorials. In this one, Cagey gets a bit more personal, sharing his experience with Life Is Strange: Before The Storm. Like its predecessor, it deals with heavy issues. One of those is grief after the loss of […]

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When You Can’t Stop Playing Before Getting That Next Level, You Might Be Falling Into This Trap

Have you ever played a game just a bit longer than you meant to because you really wanted to hit the next milestone in a progress bar? If so, you’re probably familiar with the phenomenon described in this great Extra Credits video, which they call the arbitrary endpoint effect. When you’re playing a game and […]

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Here’s a Quick Productivity Hack for Perfectionists

Perfectionism is often touted as a good thing — a drive that keeps us striving harder for better results. But as anyone who’s struggled with perfectionism knows, it’s often more likely to be crushing to productivity. It inspires procrastination, it goes hand in hand with anxiety and other mental health issues, and it’s even closely […]

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Fox and the Whale Is a Beautiful Animated Short About Longing and Perseverance

Fox And The Whale from robin joseph on Vimeo. If you have a few minutes to spare on something gentle but powerful today, take a gander at Fox and The Whale, an award-winning short from director Robin Joseph. It tells a wordless story of a curious fox who longs to find a whale never seen, […]

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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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In This Video, a Take This Supporter Shares Her Message of Hope

Last week, on World Mental Health Day, we asked the Take This family to share their messages of hope. So many of you came through with wonderful messages. In this video on her new YouTube channel, Mica, a long-time Take This supporter, shares her own message of hope in a very personal story. She talks […]

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In This Web Series, People Tell Their Mental Health Stories in VR

While VR has long been used as a treatment for certain mental health issues, it’s only recently become a tool for self-expression. BBC Three has taken advantage of that opportunity for a fascinating series of videos. In ‘My Mental Health In VR,’ people tell their mental health stories while communicating their experience in VR. Using […]

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How to ADHD’s Jessica McCabe Shares Her Story With TEDxBratislava

Jessica McCabe has built a successful YouTube business talking about her experiences with ADHD and giving advice, comfort and hope to hundreds of thousands of viewers and subscribers. But in a recent talk at TEDxBratislava, she explains just how challenging that process has been. Even with an early diagnosis, medication and family support, McCabe struggled […]

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Extra Credits Breaks Down the Psychology of Review Scores, IAP and Steam Sales

Ever wonder why a game you don’t even have time to play is so much more appealing during a Steam sale than it is at any other time of year, or why everyone cares so much about review scores? The folks at Extra Credits have one answer: the anchoring effect. Anchoring is a cognitive bias […]

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A Poem About Finding a Reason to Hope

In ‘Don’t Kill Yourself Today,’ Poet Hanna Dains shares a beautiful argument for keeping going even when keeping going is the absolute most you can do. This is about giving yourself just one more day Even if it takes 10000 of those ‘one more mornings’ before you get to ‘I can’t wait for tomorrow’ This […]

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