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We believe most fears associated with mental health are due to not being educated. Find resources here for yourself, a friend, or your child. Being educated means being prepared for the twists and turns life can throw at you or a loved one.


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April 18, 2014 | Calling all Artists!

Volunteering can be like a double edged sword. On one hand, we all know that volunteering has a variety of surprising benefits, such as helping you connect with others, increasing self-confidence, combating depression, teaching valuable job skills, and a dozen more. But on the other hand, we live in a too busy world. Everyone I know is too busy, and I recently realized that maybe as a society we are driven towards being driven, meaning, if we are not doing something, we feel like we are wasting our time. I know I certainly feel that way. So when we consider volunteering our time or energy, we fall into the mindset of I cannot do [task], because my life is already so busy.

But then there is another side to consider. Sometimes we feel powerless to do anything. Some of us have obvious skills that are in great demand. I do not know what I would do if it werent for the graphic design genius of Lorah, or the tax know-how of Stephen, or the web developing smarts of Dave. But some of us have less obvious areas of expertise that we can use to help others. And of course, there is that weird little voice in the back of our heads that somehow convinces us that our age has something to do with how much impact we can have on the world. [...]

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Upcoming Events

Make a mark for Mark - Palmyra Church of the Brethren | May 18th, 2014 @ 4:00pm | Download Poster
Please Live is coming to Palmyra, PA to host a huge mental health fair. We will be discussing depression, anxiety, and suicide, how to identify symptoms in yourself and in your friends, how to help a loved one who is struggling, where to go to receive help, and what happens when you seek treatment. So far we have nine confirmed service agencies who will be present to answer your questions and help support the community. For more information, check out our facebook event page. If you are a service agency that would like to be part of our event, or if you are a business that is interested in sponsoring the event, please email us at support@pleaselive.org

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)