Friends, Join us on Sunday, September 23rd at Riverview Park in Lock Haven, PA from 12-3pm as we take part in Clinton County’s Out of Darkness Walk, hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – Central PA Chapter. I am honored to be a guest speaker on behalf of the David M. Collins […]
Read more "Kindness for Collins"
To know Tonya Anderson is to know a life of joyous expression. As the founder of ‘An Exquisite Life,’ Tonya is a passionate suicide prevention advocate and counselor who specializes in healing from trauma. A recent graduate of Lock Haven University with a Masters in Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Tonya is a therapist with Diakon […]
Read more "Tonya Anderson: Power of One Vignette"
There is a movement happening in America. A movement to remove shame and stigma. A movement to heal invisible wounds. A movement to reach others and let them know, “It’s okay to ask for help.” Earl Granville is an adaptive athlete who has a story and a message to share. This movement is his personal […]
Read more "Earl Granville’s Mission"
Last year, Power of One launched our first fundraising campaign. And with it, came our first gift of $10.00. It may not seem like much, but it meant the world to us because it was given with love. You see, our first donor has many mouths to feed, yet she wanted to kickstart the spirit of giving because she knew that all contributions — large and small — help us tell stories that help others.
To that first donor who gave — THANK YOU! To all of YOU who gave this past year — THANK YOU!
Thanks to you, Power of One was able to capture amazing stories, publish essays and op-eds, host preview and discussion programs, and connect with thousands of people, many of whom were buoyed by the stories of hope and healing.
Read more "#GivingTuesday"
“I’m scared.” Her words tumble out. Their weight seem to outweigh her physical form, and she holds our eye contact with large, searching eyes as she repeats the words again, this time with more emphasis. “I’m really scared.”
I nod my head. I know why she’s scared.
We can’t see depression. And because we can’t see it, we don’t know where the bottom is.
Read more "“I’m Scared”"
Preview the Power of One at the Community Arts Center Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 6:00pm – 8:30pm 220 West Fourth Street, Williamsport PA I’m excited to share with you a preview of Power of One: Preventing Suicide in America at the Community Arts Center this September. This film is very personal for me, as I […]
Read more "Preview the Power of One"
Care Q/A, Part I Featuring Dr. Robert Chianelli, DMD This is the first in a series of questions and answers with healthcare professionals about how they care for others and themselves. Background: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention estimates there are between 300-400 suicides among doctors every year. The total number of suicides among medical […]
Read more "Care Q/A, Part I"
This weekend, our first IndieGoGo campaign came to a close. What an amazing experience to share and receive the gift of story and community from you all. We learned a lot about fundraising in the age of social media, but most of all, we learned how much Power of One: Preventing Suicide in America means […]
Read more "Contribute a little. Share a lot."
Twins share a unique bond few ever experience. They share the same space, the same resources — the same code of genetic conduct. Perhaps soldiers in battle understand; they too share the same space, resources, and code. Joe was first; Earl entered the world thirty-five minutes later. Seventeen years after Maggie’s deliveries, it was Joe […]
Read more "Ruck On"
Suicide discriminates to no person’s ethnicity, gender, race, age or sexual orientation; but it takes an incredibly heavy toll on those left behind. There is growing hope, however. Since 1989, prevention efforts have dramatically increased in scope and scale. The suicide prevention movement in the U.S. began as an effort to treat and discuss suicide […]
Read more "Background, Part II"