TAKE THIS is epic! Mental health help for gamers!

TAKE THIS is epic! Mental health help for gamers!
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I finally got to meet the people behind Take This at QuakeCon this last July. What a fantastic group of people I fully endorse. Want a bit of a break from the craziness of a con? They have a tranquil room for you to escape to! Maybe just wanna talk to someone who gets you and the types of issues you may be dealing with? Take This has experts to listen and/or help. While you are packing for PAX this year, bear this in mind, Take This will be there! You are not the only one to feel the way you do… even at a convention that is designed to be sensory overload and gobs of fun.

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TAKE THIS Returns to PAX Prime

TakeThis.org Creates a Safe Space at PAX Prime And So Much More

August 18, 2015 (Raleigh, NC) – Take This returns to this year’s PAX Prime in Seattle, WA August 28th to August 31st at the Washington State Convention Center providing a safe, soothing sanctuary for both convention attendees and employees. Take This is founded on the principle of educating and advocating about mental health issues. In addition to this year’s AFK (Away From Keyboard) Room you can find Take This members on various panels, an information and merchandise booth in the Diversity Hub Lounge, and the premiere of its film, “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone” on Friday night.

Co-Founder, Russ Pitts, stated, “Take This was started in response to a tragic loss. And the AFK Room was started as a simple idea for how we might prevent further tragedies, and help people regain their calm at busy conventions. This year we’re working with hundreds of volunteers to bring an AFK Room to every PAX event worldwide, plus QuakeCon and others. It’s catching on, and we couldn’t be prouder. With the help of PAX and other organizations we’re truly eradicating the stigma of mental health issues, and proving it’s dangerous to go alone.”

Where to find Take This at PAX Prime:

  • AFK Room, located in room #309

    • Friday – 12-8PM

    • Saturday – 12-8PM

    • Sunday – 12-8PM

    • Monday – 12-6PM

  • Information and Merchandise Table in the Diversity Hub Lounge, located in the lobby on Level 6, near the elevators

    • Friday – Monday 10AM to 6PM

    • The new product line includes: Women’s and Men’s tees, unisex hoodies, and Jamberry Nail Wraps

  •  “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone” Film Premiere

    • Friday August 28, 9:30PM in the Chicken Theater, Level 6

      • Seating is first come, first serve and free!

  • Panels

    • “Depression-Proof Studio Culture: A How-To for Mental Wellness” with Russ Pitts @ PAX Dev, August 27, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Fifth Ave. Room Theater

    • “How to Be a Hero” with Susan Arendt, Dr. Mark Kline, Russ Pitts, Dan Ryckert, Greg Miller, and Marty Silva @ PAX Prime, Monday August 31, 2015 2PM Pacific in the Chicken Theater

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About Take This
Take This is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded in 2013 by veteran journalists Russ Pitts and Susan Arendt and clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Kline, Psy.D. in response to the tragic suicide of a colleague. TakeThis, Inc. seeks to inform our community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness. We do not provide mental health services or professional consultations. For information on when to seek dedicated clinical help and how to find it, please visit “When to Seek Help”. If you or someone you know is in crisis and in need of immediate intervention, please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255.

Take This helps those who suffer by letting them know that they are not alone and providing information on treatment options and how to find help. Take This provides friends, family and coworkers of those suffering from emotional distress with options for intervention and education about mental wellness. Take This educates greater institutions about effective methods of helping employees who suffer from emotional issues in order to promote healthier and more productive work environments.


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