Suicide Tag

7 Very Personal Words of Pastoral Consolation for Parents Grieving the Loss of a Child to Suicide

29 Sep 7 Very Personal Words of Pastoral Consolation for Parents Grieving the Loss of a Child to Suicide – From a Minister Who Lives With Depression

In the weeks before he took his own life this September (National Suicide Prevention Month), 22-year-old “Dylan,” a Christian college student at a school in the Southeast, wrote of his love for the mountains. The mountains, he said in a blog post, were where he heard God speak to him “the clearest and the loudest.” But in just over a month’s time, this young man with a promising future would become yet another tragic casualty to the second-leading cause of death in his age group (10 to 24 years), and the 10th-leading cause of death among all Americans.
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Suicide Hidden Risk of Substance Abuse

15 Aug Suicide Hidden Risk of Substance Abuse

There are many risks and dangers associated with substance abuse: brain damage, addiction, cancer and others. What most people don’t consider when they first start using is that they are putting themselves at risk for death by suicide. It is the hidden risk of substance abuse and it is a terrifying thought. If you knew that you might end your own life, would you have tried using drugs in the first place? When more people understand this serious risk, hopefully more will make a smart choice to never use drugs. 
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