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Recent Blog Post


June 16, 2014 | The Ones With No Warning Signs

Recently I was talking with a mother of 3 children, two in college, one a senior in high school, and we were discussing the future of Please Live. She told me, "From a parents perspective, I think the thing that concerns us most is those kids with no warning signs. The children that seem to make an attempt out of nowhere. What can we do as parents when there are no signs?"

Excellent question.

So I went home, and I started doing some research. Ive found varying answers based on my search results, some suggesting that most suicides do not show warning signs at all, and some stating that anywhere between 75% to more than 90% of suicides show warning signs, but the signs were simply missed. But I did not find one article that I really felt answered the question, so I decided to dedicate todays blog post to this very topic.

Let me begin by saying that human beings are extremely complex. We have a desire to try to simplify everything. We want one definitive answer to our questions, we want one definitive reason behind someones actions, but unfortunately that is rarely the case. We are made up of a lifetime of experiences, lessons, variables, nature vs nurture, ideas, and opinions so that not one person is like anyone else. [...]

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Upcoming Events

Harrisburg's Out of the Darkness Walk | Sept 13th, 2014 @ 5:00pm
Please Live is once again putting together a team for this year's annual Out of the Darkness Walk on City Island in Harrisburg, PA. As in previous years, we will be selling team t-shirts to raise funds for Please Live, and all funds raised for the walk will benefit the efforts of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For the latest changes and most up-to-date information on this event, visit our facebook event page.

Mental Health First Aid Training | Mental Wellness Awareness Association
Did you know you are more likley to encounter someone in a mental health crisis than in any medical crisis? This valuable training teaches you the skills to assess and intervene in a variety of mental health situations. Click here to visit our partners at the Mental Wellness Awareness Association for upcoming training events.

Resources

Looking for resources on Suicide & Depression? Here are a few of our favorites. For a complete list, check out our Resources page!

Download Mental Health First Aid Brochure

Download Suicide Statistics Infographic

Download SAFE Self-Injury Fact Sheet

Download How to Help an Online Suicidal Person

Download Health Care Resources Guide (State)

Download Health Care Resources Guide (Local)