Mental health charity Take This is returning to PAX Prime again this year with an AFK Room and a special panel led by the group's founders and other contributors.
"PAX has been a huge part of the success of Take This in being able to reach those who need help dealing with mental health issues in the greater video gaming community," said Take This president Russ Pitts. "It's an honor to be able to return to the show in an expanded role, and to hopefully help more people and spread more awareness about these very important issues."
The dedicated "AFK Room" is a safe space where attendees who feel overwhelmed by the crowds can regain their calm. The room will be staffed with volunteers and mental health care clinicians who can provide support for those in need, as well as information on how to help friends and family who are dealing with mental health problems.
Take This members will also offer mental health awareness training for volunteer "Enforcers" at PAX Prime.
This year's Take This panel at PAX Prime, "Take This: How to Be a Friend," is scheduled for Friday, August 29th at 3:00pm in the Wombat Theatre. The panel discussion is aimed at friends and family of those struggling with emotional issues.
PAX Prime 2014 will be held August 29 – September 1 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.
For more details about PAX, check out prime.paxsite.com. For more information on Take This, check out www.takethis.org.