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There is nothing more rewarding than giving back! By volunteering with Please Live, you can help us make a lasting impact on teenagers in Central Pennsylvania.

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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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Free Resources

Looking for resources on Suicide & Depression? Here are a few of our favorites. For a complete list, check out our Resources page!
Looking for Faith-based information? Check out our Love Life Ministries branch!

Upcoming Events

VolksFest 2019 | April 27, 2019 | 8AM – 3PM | Mount Hope Estate – 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim PA 17545

The Harrisburg Area Volkswagon Owners Club (HAVOC) invites you to their 27th annual All VW Car Show and Vendor Swap Meet! Car Entry Fee is $5, Vendor space $25, and spectators by donation. Proceeds to benefit charities Redeeming Love, Penn Tech Automotive Restoration Scholarship, and Please Live! More information here!

 

Central York High School Spring 5k Run/Walk | Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 9AM – 11AM | Central York High School – 601 Mundis Mill Road, York PA 17406

Central York High School’s National Honor Society is hosting a community 5k run/walk for suicide prevention. Proceeds of this event will benefit Please Live’s continued participation in Central York School District to bring our educational program for mental health and suicide prevention to students in York County. Learn more here!

 

4th Annual Golf Tournament | Friday, July 12, 2019 | Dauphin Highlands Golf Course – 650 S Harrisburg St, Harrisburg, PA 17113

Our 4th Annual Golf Tournament is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Start your weekend early by enjoying a round of golf framed by the majestic trees, well-manicured fairways and greens, wildflowers and elegant plantings of Dauphin Highland Golf Course, while also knowing that your participation positively impacts our ability to continue providing free educational programs to students in our community. Learn more here.

 

Harrisburg Out of the Darkness Walk | Saturday September 7th 2019 | 11AM – 1PM, City Island Harrisburg

Join Team Please Live as we walk in unity and support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For the 8th year in a row, Please Live is putting together a team to march on City Island for this fundraiser that benefits the important work of AFSP. Learn how to join our Harrisburg team as well as how to purchase a Please Live Team Tshirt here.

 

Carlisle Out of the Darkness Walk | Saturday September 21st 2019 | 4PM – 7PM, Carlisle Fairgrounds

Join Team Please Live as we walk in unity and support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please Live is putting together a team to march at the Carlisle Fairgrounds for this fundraiser that benefits the important work of AFSP. Learn how to join our Harrisburg team as well as how to purchase a Please Live Team Tshirt here.

 

Join our #SupportSquad!

There are so many ways to support Please Live – whether through volunteering, promoting our cause, or partnering with us – but the easiest way to support us is financially. Make a one-time donation, or join our Support Squad with a monthly pledge to help us fight suicide and empower young people in our community. Click here!

 

Mental Health First Aid Training | Mental Wellness Awareness Association

Did you know you are more likely 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.

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