To prevent suicide, how we talk about it makes a difference. The faith community is a natural place for open conversations that foster prevention and intervention. Whether you’re encouraging and supporting someone who has suicidal thoughts or comforting a grieving family, knowing God’s word is key. Learn how you can offer help and support in these trying circumstances.
How does a parent recover and move on from the tragedy of their child committing suicide?
Suicide is not something anyone wants to think about, let alone talk about. I have spoken often with despondent parents whose worst nightmare has become reality—their child has expressed thoughts of suicide.
The suicide rate in the U.S. has gone up again. The increase has now raised the nation’s suicide rate to 13 per 100,000 people, the highest since 1986.
If you or someone you know is living with a mental health issue or an addiction, take the first step toward getting help.
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