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Recent Blog Post

October 1, 2015 | Storytelling will Save the World… Yes, Even Yours | Joshua Rivedal

Captain's log, Stardate January 2011. Where unfortunately many have gone before. I'm twenty-six years old and thinking about dying... actually I'm not being entirely truthful. I'm dangling halfway out the fourth floor window of my bedroom in New York City.

I don't really want to die. I just want the emotional pain to stop... and I don't know how to do that. Hell, two guys in my life - my father and grandfather - each didn't know how to make their own terrible personal pain stop and now both were, well, dead.

My grandfather, Haakon - a Norwegian guy who served in the Royal Air Force (35th Squadron as a tail gunner) in World War II - killed himself in 1966 because of the overwhelming post traumatic stress he suffered because of the war.

My father, Douglas - an American guy who was chronically unhappy and an abusive man - killed himself in 2009, the catalyst being a divorce with my mother along with some long-term depression and other mental health issues.

How did I get to such a dismal place in my life so quickly, just a month shy of my twenty-seventh birthday? [...]

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Upcoming Events

Yankee Candle Fundraiser | Oct 1 through Dec 31
Once again Please Live is selling Yankee Candles as our fourth-quarter gift-giving fundraiser! Yankee Candles make perfect gifts for all occasions, and 40% of sales directly benefits Please Live! To learn more, visit our Donations page or check out the Facebook Event Page!

QPR Training | Question, Persuade, Refer
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer - three steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR or the Heimlich Manuever help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Contact Us to set up a training.

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! Looking for Faith-based information? Check out our Love Life Ministries branch!

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)