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 […]

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 parent’s perspective, I think the thing that concerns us most is those kids with no warning signs. The children that […]

Make a Mark for Mark

Hello, visitors! I wanted to do a quick update to reminisce our Make a Mark for Mark event that happened this past Sunday, May 18th, at Palmyra Church of the Brethren. I am excited to say that I had a blast working with the church and seeing the turnout for the event. We had 17 […]

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 […]

Treat people like people.

It’s been a really busy month, which is good news! We’ve officially set a date for an event happening in Palmyra, PA. We’ve been working tirelessly towards getting this event ready, so I have been slacking on the blog updates. For that, I apologize. Today I want to discuss LGBT youth. For those of you […]

Ugly: The Story of a Bullied Girl by Kate MacHugh

Our first quarter newsletter highlighted bullying and some practical tips on how to handle bullies peacefully. We also mentioned that we are highlighting author Kate MacHugh, who wrote an in-depth personal account of how bullying affected her life. Our newest director, Tiffany Young, had the pleasure of interviewing Kate to learn more about her book […]

Messy Holidays

The holidays are always a mess, aren’t they? Sometimes they are the good kind of mess, like my family is. Lots of people, lots of children, everyone’s screaming over toys and food. It’s a headache in some respects, but in most respects it is a time that I thoroughly look forward to every year.  Sometimes […]

Please Live Progress

For this blog post, I just want to spend some time discussing where Please Live is, the work we have accomplished within the past year, and our goals for the remainder of the year. 2013 was a great year for us in many aspects. We added several amazing volunteers that are highly committed, organized, and […]