Think Positively

by Tiffany Young Depression is often termed the “common cold” of mental illness, because it is so prevalent in our lives and can seem somewhat “contagious.” Though depression itself may not be contagious, your everyday interactions with others and mood can have a great emotional influence on others. Energy is only transferred and never spent. […]

Guest Post by Maggie Jugon: Surviving the Holidays

In honor of the holiday season, this month’s blog is written by guest blogger Maggie Jugon, a mental health advocate based out of Palmyra. At 18-years-old, Maggie represents the newest generation of advocacy, hope, healing, and recovery. ———————— After a loss – by suicide or otherwise – the usual holiday rituals and family traditions may […]

Robin Williams Suicide

It’s taken me a few weeks to update our website in light of the passing of Robin Williams. There have been many reasons for this. Talking about a suicide, especially the suicide of someone who touched everyone’s hearts in one way or another, is very sensitive. I’ve read many different articles since his passing, many […]

Volunteering with Please Live

Oops, it looks like I missed a month of blog posting! But for good reason, I promise! July was hectic for me, both in my personal life and in the life of Please Live. The highlight of the month was heading out to Ft. Collins, Colorado to host two suicide prevention workshops at the Church […]