Sept 29, 2014 | Guest Blog by Nathan Wagner: Subling Suicide
This month's blog post is done by a guest, a partner in Please Live, and a personal friend of mine. His name is Nathan Wagner, a professional counselor at Cornerstone Counseling in Harrisburg, PA. Twelve years ago - back in the summer of 2002 - Nathan lost his older brother to suicide. He has since shaped his life around the experience, and I am pleased to feature him on the Please Live blog.
My name is Nate Wagner and my life path has been dramatically impacted by the suicide of my brother. I was distant from him which, in a lot of ways, made this experience even more challenging. He did not even let me into his world to know that things were not going well.
Let me go back about 12 years to the summer of 2002. I was a summer youth intern at my church and was at youth group when my parents discovered my brotheris suicide. My mom had support over to the house fairly quickly and when my dad arrived home he made it his single mission to find me. They did not tell me what was wrong, but that I needed to come home as quickly as possible. The only thing I remember about this time is driving down 743 toward Hershey and seeing a deer near the road. [...]
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Fully Alive: Not Just Existing | November 29th 4PM - 8PM @ Lititz Church of the Brethren
Please Live will be presenting at Lititz Church of the Brethren on Saturday, November 29th from 4pm to 8pm. This event will begin with a lecture-style presentation discussing the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicide; how to help a friend or loved one; and what happens during treatment. Afterwards, attendees will be invited to enjoy some free food and browse a community fair made up of local resource agencies. The presentation is targeted towards youth and young adults, however individuals of all ages are welcome to attend and learn more about these issues.
Yankee Candle Holiday Fundraiser | October 2014 through December 2014
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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.
Looking for resources on Suicide & Depression? Here are a few of our favorites. For a complete list, check out our Resources page!