This is the game that goes there.
To those unmentionable dark places in our brain we’d rather not visit. Don’t worry, though. You won’t be going there alone. The more people who go there, the less scary it becomes. So, prepare to be a little uncomfortable, a lot open-minded, have a few laughs, and above all else be real AF.
THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE:
Be honest and don't be a jerk.
THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT RULE:
You only have to go there if you want to.
HOW TO GO THERE:
What People are Saying
In my work as a therapist, I see the need teens have for more connectedness with their familiesSusan Caso, MA, LPCBoulder Family Counseling, PLLC
and peer groups. They want real conversations about difficult topics to bring the closeness and
security they want and need. It can be hard to know where to begin. The Game That Goes
There is a fantastic tool that promotes and facilitates these types of conversations. The game
guides players to a deeper level of connection by inviting dialogue about difficult topics, encouraging self-discovery and vulnerability that doesn't feel so exposing because everyone is sharing during the process of play. All while having fun! I highly recommend this game!
Mental Health Director, The LIV Project
After playing the game and breaking down the stigma around mental illness, my friend felt encouraged to start therapy.Chantal, 22
I often encounter the lay misconception, that discussing difficult subjects “puts ideas” in people’s heads and might even push them to act on unhealthy impulses. The inadvertent result of this active avoidance is that opportunities to share, connect, and problem solve together, go amiss, and do little to reduce the internal pressure and sense of isolation teens in treatment often share. When used therapeutically, The Game That Goes There provides a structured and safe opportunity to lean into these exact problems and concerns teenagers and young adults often face, so that we – adults, parents, teachers etc. - don’t have to wait for a topic to come up or hope our kids initiate the conversation. We are then able to shed light on these shadows and taboos, making them less scary, more predictable and safer to courageously engage with.Anat ‘Nati’ Geva, PsyD, LPClinical lead, Trainer and Primary Supervisor
HealthONE Crisis Assessment Team (HCAT)
The Medical Center of Aurora, Behavioral Health and Wellness Center
The Game let me talk to my friends about more than just the normal things we talk about.Anonymous Teen
The Game That Goes There is a powerful conversation starter that gives youth permission to talk about things they need to process but often don’t feel able to bring up on their own. As a therapist I routinely use the game in my sessions and recommend it to colleagues to create a unique and meaningful space for teens to engage. If you are a young person, parent, therapist, or human, wanting to have a conversation that matters this game is for you.Jenna Glover, Ph.D.Clinical Child Psychologist
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado
Director of Psychology Training Children’s Hospital Colorado
The Game made me think and dig deeper into myself. I really liked the levels of “going there.” You could ease into it or jump right in.Anonymous Teen
MEET YOUR MONSTERS
Let’s go there, together.
Fearless conversation can prevent suicide. Let’s talk about the monsters in our minds. Then let’s befriend them.
*IF YOU ARE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS AND NEED HELP PLEASE REACH OUT TO A PROFESSIONAL IMMEDIATELY. The Liv Project is NOT a professional organization in the mental health field. The Liv Project does NOT offer psychiatric, medical or any other professional advice. We are NOT a crisis center. Our organization was founded by individuals who have lost friends and family members to suicide. Our goal is to build a community where we share information with each other that we have gathered about mental health resources and facilities and NOT to serve as a substitute for sound, professional, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you or a friend is in need of help, you should immediately seek that help and advice from qualified mental health professionals. This website is for informational purposes only. Please note that The Liv Project shall NOT be responsible for the content or services provided by any organizations, individuals or other resources referenced on our website or which you become aware of through this website, publications or other materials and information provided to you by or which you have become aware of through The Liv Project. The main goal of The Liv Project is to help people in distress get information about the professional resources that are out there so that we can together help prevent mental health crises from ending in suicide.