Please Live Collection

Please Live Collection

Please Live is dedicated to helping teens conquer mental illness.  Through education and awareness outreach, we are investing in a mentally healthy tomorrow by helping hurting youth today.  We equip students to recognize signs in themselves and in their friends of depression, anxiety, and suicide and to intervene in a crisis. Your purchase helps us to provide this education free of charge to schools and organizations in our communities. There is help.  There is hope.” ~Alexa Moody, Founder and Executive Director

What is Please Live?

Please Live, Inc. is a nonprofit based on education and awareness of youth mental health and suicide prevention.  Through free educational events, Please Live invests into the future generations by teaching young people how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health problems in themselves and in their friends.

Ten percent of funds raised from this collection will be donated to Please Live to assist them in providing their life-saving educational programs free of charge to hurting youth in our community.

One of the biggest barriers of hurting people getting the help they need is simply a lack of education.  Many people are struggling and aren’t even aware that what they are experiencing is an illness that can be treated.  Please Live’s program is created and taught by adults with compelling “been there, done that” stories to offer a firsthand look into experiencing and recovering from a mental illness.

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“You really helped me.  I was thinking about (suicide) and I just wanted to be gone. You helped me (to reach out and) get help.”


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!


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  • The Impact of Chronic Illness on Women and Mental Health | By Sara Nutaitis
    As 20-something woman with a serious chronic illness, I know all too well the impact that being a woman has on getting a chronic illness diagnosed. Often, women are not taking seriously by some doctors and may have to wait years to get a proper diagnosis. Is this because of… Read more »
  • 5 Chronic Illnesses That May Cause Depression | Guest Post By Pooja Halbe
    Chronic illnesses affect a shocking 6 in 10 adult Americans and it’s estimated that 1 in 3 of these adults experiences some form of depression. To health care experts and those afflicted with chronic illness, the overlap comes as no surprise. Because of the very nature of chronic conditions, in… Read more »
  • Dietary Supplement Use in Treating Mental Health | Guest Post By Brenda Kimble
    Mental illness has become a widespread epidemic across not only the United States but around the world. Depression, in particular, is increasingly common—shown to affect up to 20 percent of the general population during some point in their lives. The current treatments available for mental health conditions such as depression… Read more »
  • How My Father’s Suicide Introduced Me To Anxiety (And How I Became Friends With It) | Guest Post By Louise Stanger
    I can still vividly recall my first encounter with anxiety. I was in the third grade, playing hopscotch, lost in my own reverie of make believe. My pretend world was suddenly upended when my classmate asked me if I knew how my father had died. Not waiting for an answer,… Read more »
  • Hitting Bottom And Why It Helps | Guest Post by Daniel Wittle
    I lost my father two months before I got sober. It was devastating to me. Not only was that horrible to experience; I was straddling the line of wanting to be alive and wanting to be dead for quite a few months before he even died. The crushing blow I… Read more »
  • Winter Wellness Tips: How to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder | Guest Post by Kimberly Hayes
    Winter wellness can mean a lot of things, but for individuals who are living with seasonal affective disorder — also known as SAD — it often means finding the best ways to cope with feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and loneliness throughout certain times of the year. The disorder can affect… Read more »
  • Chronic Illness and Mental Illness | By Sara Nutaitis
    As someone who suffers from a chronic illness AND a mental illness, my daily struggle is extra complicated. I have a chronic illness called POTS, I also have GAD and minor social anxiety. Together, they make my life difficult to say the least. My body is constantly in “flight or… Read more »
  • Navigating Through PTSD in Early Recovery | Guest Post by Tricia Moceo
    Navigating through my unrelenting drug/alcohol addiction has been quite a daunting task, but not nearly as intimidating as facing the emotional aftershock of my untreated PTSD. When I first made my way into treatment, for my addiction, I believed I was headed for a much-deserved vacation from reality… I couldn’t… Read more »
  • Mental Health and Break-Ups
    When someone has a mental illness, relationships and break-ups, can be extra difficult. The wondering, the waiting, texts that go unread. It is like a nightmare for someone like myself with GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). Sometimes the relationship works out and both parties are happy and dealing with their mental… Read more »
  • Battling Crippling Anxiety: Guest Post by Adam Durnham
    Anxiety is one of those disorders that you have a hard time-fighting. It is not a thing you can wish away, and because it affects the mind, you tend to believe there is nothing you can do about your situation. While anxiety mainly affects the sufferer, colleagues and family feel… Read more »