Dedicated to the Prevention of Suicide & the Promotion of Universal Wellness
Melody Nolan is eager to exchange experiences and ideas. However, she is not a licensed therapist and is not legally qualified to assist those in crisis. If you or someone you know is suicidal, hysterical, or having a psychotic episode, please dial 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. Thank you. #PauseNotStop
Jonathan Lazarus: 1984 to 2013
Born on December 25th, John was a Christmas present to the world. He would lie under my baby grand piano and listen to me practice for hours. In third grade, John asked for drum lessons, and the rest is history. He worked as a teacher and as a performer of jazz, blues, rock, funk, metal...and even had a long-standing gig with a gospel church band! John was great with children, a chef, and a practitioner of Zen. He will always be loved and never be forgotten.
John was my brother in his actions and spirit, and for that I will be forever grateful." One Life Lost Is One Too Many"
Please click the play button above to view a brief video of Melody Nolan, the founder of TreasureLives, telling her personal story and sharing her vision.
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TreasureLives learns from lives lost to suicide and celebrates lives saved! Regardless of your current state, our mission is to empower you with knowledge and options so that you can create and maintain a lifestyle in which you are able to experience fulfillment. We provide information on suicide prevention and strive to break the stigma associated with mental illness.
TreasureLives promotes universal wellness through the presentation and exploration of a variety of healing modalities be they ancient, cutting-edge, or new age. Our goal is to bring you to a place where you treasure your life, look back on yesterday with gratitude, look forward to waking up tomorrow, and have the desire to celebrate life every single day.
The prevention of suicide begins long before the desperate call to 9-1-1. It starts with the development of self-esteem, the ability to identify and safely express emotions, and understanding and implementing appropriate physical and emotional boundaries. It is helpful to possess a fundamental understanding of what differentiates typical emotional responses and behaviors from clinical depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric conditions. Of utmost importance are the willingness to seek help when needed and the availability of avenues of hope and healing close at hand. A crucial aspect of mental wellness is the ability to connect with each other on a personal level. Part of TreasureLives’ vision for the future is to create an interactive community which breaks the barriers of isolation and nurtures healthy, supportive interpersonal relationships.
TreasureLives was founded by Melody Nolan after losing Jonathan Lazarus, a brother to her, to suicide. The organization is dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of universal wellness.
We have so much to offer! Join us on Facebook for personal notes from Melody, and articles of interest. Tune in to Melody’s Facebook Live show “TreasureLives: From Suicide Prevention to Mental Wellness & Everything In-between!” TreasureLives even has a YouTube channel! Watch broadcasts of approved testimonies of people saved from suicide or suicide attempts, memorials of those lost, living without your loved one, and much more. Learn how to have your video featured by clicking here!
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It is much easier to save a life today than to grieve one tomorrow.”