About Pax

Why “Pax”?

(This post was originally published on https://thepaxproject.tumblr.com/) Why “pax”? Over the past few days, as The Pax Project has been developing, we’ve gotten quite a few questions as to what “pax” means or stands for. Some people have asked if its an acronym or guessed (correctly) that it’s a word from another language. Today, I feel… Continue reading Why “Pax”?

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Emily, Opinion, Psychiatric Medication, Uncategorized

Stop Blaming the Mentally Ill for Bad Things Happening

Stop blaming the mentally ill for bad things happening. Stop blaming the mentally ill for bad things happening. Stop blaming the mentally ill for bad things happening. Please.

Chronic Pain, Depression, Guest Posting, Opinion, Sue, Uncategorized

It’s Okay to Grieve for Who You Used to Be

It can be very difficult when you realize you aren't the same person you one were. Physical and mental illnesses, as well as traumatic events, can change a person dramatically.  Things that used to be easy are now so hard that you want to give up.  A hobby you used to enjoy is no longer seems fun or worth your energy to pursue.  Instead of wanting to socialize, you want to be alone.

Anxiety, Depression, Partial Program, Psychiatric Hospital, Suicide

One Year Out: A Q&A

(This post was originally published on https://thepaxproject.tumblr.com/) This Q&A was done with Danielle after her year anniversary of being out of her partial hospitalization program. The answers below do not reflect every experience, however they are a good snapshot of her personal experience. Tell me about your idea of psychiatric hospitals before you were hospitalized. I… Continue reading One Year Out: A Q&A

Guest Posting, Psychiatric Hospital

“Don’t Be Ashamed to Wear Your Crown”

(This post was originally published on https://thepaxproject.tumblr.com/) “My time at the day program I was in was definitely filled with ups and downs. Everyone’s story is different, but this is the story of my favorite memory. Where I went was the perfect fit for me, and part of the reason why was Fridays. Every day on… Continue reading “Don’t Be Ashamed to Wear Your Crown”

Psychiatric Hospital

How to Prepare for a Psychiatric Hospital Stay

(This post was originally published on https://thepaxproject.tumblr.com/) 1. Remove all excess jewelry at home. Most places will still allow wedding bands but that is normally it. 2. Send valuables home with anyone who comes with you to the emergency room. This is easier and safer than having them checked into the hospital, as the hospital has… Continue reading How to Prepare for a Psychiatric Hospital Stay

Suicide, Veterans

Remembering Soldiers with PTSD

The men and women defending our country with their lives have seen so many things that can leave them with intense mental scarring. Although they may have made it through the physical battles alive, this new enemy can drive them to lose their lives fighting another battle. And this battle isn’t commemorated in any way like the physical battles are. Veterans lose their battles every day and we need to step up and do something to help those who have given so much for our safety and freedom.