You can find Take This in three places this weekend:
If you need help or a quiet space
PAX is an exciting place to be, but it can also get a little overwhelming – especially if you’re dealing with mental health issues. If you need to take a break from the show, you’re always welcome in the AFK Room.
The AFK Room is a quiet, safe space staffed with licensed mental health clinicians. If you just need a little time away from the crowds, it’s a great place to find some calm. If you need more assistance, our clinicians and support staff are there to help.
The AFK Room operates Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can find it on Level 2 of the convention center in room #207B, tucked around the corner from the busier theaters.
If you want to say hi or show your support
Take This will have a merchandise and information table set up in the Diversity Hub Lounge (DHL) on Level 2. Our volunteers will be there from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all weekend with handouts and merchandise. We have shiny, new pins in our merch lineup this year, so be sure to come check them out.
— Take This (@TakeThisOrg) January 26, 2016
If you want to explore the big issues
Come to our talk! Russ Pitts will be holding a discussion about anger, and it’s sure to be fascinating. From the PAX South schedule:
We all know what anger looks like. A controller thrown into a wall. Yelling at a loved one after a rough game of Counter Strike. We often express anger at a situation or person because it is a safer emotion to show than what we are really feeling. Sadness, fear, and jealousy make us feel weak, and, thus, we often cover those vulnerable emotions with anger. Join Take This for a frank and caring discussion about where anger comes from and how to control it.
Our panel, “Why Am I So Angry,” will be in the Cactus Theater on Saturday, January 30th, at 10 a.m. The Cactus Theater can be found on Level 2 of the San Antonio Convention Center.
We can’t wait to see you there!