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Dragon Talk Delves Into RPG Research and RPG Therapy

Watch Dragon Talk: RPG Research 1/22/18 from dnd on www.twitch.tv Earlier this week, Hawke Robinson and John Welker from RPG Research visited Wizards of the Coast’s Dragon Talk. Robinson and Welker are incredibly busy people in the RPG world, offering recreational therapy programs using tabletop RPGs, working to make the gaming community more accessible, educating […]

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A Look at What Burnout is All About

Feeling burned out? If you’ve been pushing yourself too hard for a while, you might be looking at occupational burnout. While that’s not a diagnosis in the DSM, it is common issue for a lot of people in the video game industry. If you’re wondering what causes burnout, what it feels like, or how you […]

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The CheckPoint Web Series is Almost Here

May of 2017 feels like a century ago, but it turns out it’s only been a brief eight months. In that time, the CheckPoint web series has gone from a crowdfunded dream to the nearest thing to reality. Yesterday, CheckPoint’s Dr. Jennifer Hazel announced that the series is launching on January 29th. CheckPoint is an […]

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Captain America Shares His Secret For Silencing Anxiety

Chris Evans hasn’t been quiet about his “noisy brain.” Anxiety is a long-standing issue for him, one he’s spoken to Rolling Stone about — and one that almost cost him his career-defining role. He recently tweeted this interview from Motivation Monday addressing that very experience. “Normally you do movies one at a time and if […]

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Mayim Bialik Preaches the Benefits of Family D&D Night

Mayim Bialik is an actress and neuroscientist, best known for her role as Dr. Amy Fowler on The Big Bang Theory. For her YouTube series/lifestyle website GrokNation, she recently shared her experiences with a topic we’re fond of here at Take This: D&D as therapy. Bialik isn’t wearing her neuroscientific hat for this subject. She […]

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Why Routines Can Be More Important Than Resolutions

Happy New Year, friends, and welcome to 2018. How are those resolutions going? Keeping a resolution up for a couple days is generally pretty doable, but most of us have been through that mid-January lull when they start to drop off. It happens — a lot. Particularly when we get into the mindset that a […]

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Feeling Those Winter Blues? Catch Up on the Science of SAD

If you’re prone to depression during the darker months of the year, you’re probably aware of — or diagnosed with — Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mood disorder that comes and goes or worsens with the seasons. You may also have heard that SAD “doesn’t exist,” which can be a frustrating thing to hear when […]

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Don’t Miss This Panel on Mental Health in Tabletop RPGs

We recently brought you our panel from TwitchCon, which addressed building supportive communities for mental health while streaming. Here’s another TwitchCon panel you won’t want to miss out on: Mental Health and Tabletop Role-Playing Games. Moderator KelsaDelphi brought together panelists Kent Sheely, Tristarae, Adam Koebel and Andrew Gillis to talk about how mental health impacts […]

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This TED Talk Makes a Powerful Argument Against Silence

Talking about our own mental health issues is a personal choice, one that isn’t right for everyone. But as producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen explores in this TED Residency talk, sharing your story can be even more powerful when you’re a member of a marginalized community where mental health stigma is especially strong. It […]

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Discover How Geeky Hobbies and the Mental Health Profession Combine in Our PAX Unplugged Panel

At Take This, we work with a lot of amazing mental health professionals. We know they can be fascinating, multi-faceted geeks and gamers, and we want to show that side of the profession to the world. For PAX Unplugged, our clinical director, Dr. B, moderated a panel for just that purpose. Trusting the Party’s Healer: […]

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