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Rusty George: How My Church Navigated the Tragedy of Pastoral Suicide

How are ministry leaders to guide their congregations when a pastor commits suicide? Pastor Rusty George has personal experience navigating this tragic scenario, and he shares his thoughts on how church leaders can help their members process one of their pastors dying.
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Pastor Greg Laurie on Suicide: Hope Has the Last Word

Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship delivered a message Thursday at a special service remembering the life of Jarrid Wilson. While Laurie had a number of exhortations for his listeners, he especially emphasized the preeminence of Jesus.
Jarrid Wilson

Jarrid Wilson, Pastor, Author and Mental Health Advocate, Dies by Suicide This Week

Jarrid Wilson, pastor and author of Love Is Oxygen: How God Can Give You Life and Change Your World, died by suicide on Monday September 9, 2019. He died on World Suicide Prevention Day 2019.
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Pastor Says ‘God sent me’ to Stop Man Attempting Suicide

A pastor named Maurice Hardwick stopped a man from committing suicide last weekend when Hardwick was driving, missed his exit, and then happened to see the man standing on a Metro Detroit freeway overpass.

Distraught Chinese Pastor Dies by Suicide, Calls It Martyrdom

A Chinese pastor who tried complying with the government's requirements for the three self patriotic movement has died by suicide. In a note, the pastor claims his action was one of martyrdom.

Suicide Bomb in Syria’s Christian Center Targeted ‘Belligerent Christians’

A Syrian Orthodox Church in Qamishli was targeted last week in a suicide bombing which claimed the lives of 11 people. Even with ISIS being pushed back, Syrian Christians live in constant fear for their lives.
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PM Morrison Graces Hillsong Conference, Prays to ‘break the curse of suicide’

“We pray Lord that you will break the curse of suicide in this country,” Scott Morrison said from the stage at the Hillsong Conference in Sydney.
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Letter Found After Sexual Abuse Victim’s Suicide Points to Lasting Trauma

Stuart Saucke lost a battle with alcoholism, something he indicates was linked to his being abused by a priest when he was a teenager.
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Suicide Related Visits to ER Double Among Youth

A new study from JAMA Pediatrics has found that the number of children under the age of 18 who visited emergency departments (ED) between 2007 and 2015 for a suicide attempt (SA) or suicidal ideation (SI) doubled during that time period.

Children’s Minister Suspected of Child Porn Commits Suicide

It appears that a Florida detective and children’s minister, Vernon Allan Richardson, committed suicide on February 19 while under investigation for possessing child porn.
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Police Believe Pastor Staged His Suicide to Look Like a Murder

A retired pastor in Michigan is believed to have staged his own death to look like a homicide in order to protect his family from the suicide stigma.
Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin?

Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin?

Suicide is a sin, but because of a blood-stained cross and empty tomb, it’s NOT an unpardonable sin.
Living in the Aftermath of Suicide

Living in the Aftermath of Suicide

More than 42,000 people die by suicide every year in the U.S., and each one leaves behind on average six to 10 survivors—spouses, parents, children, other family and friends who are devastated by the loss.

Pastor Succumbs to Suicide After Struggling With Mental Health

Jim Howard, a pastor at Real Life Church in Santa Clarita, California, fatally shot himself on January 23. Howard was the Family Life pastor at the church's Valencia campus and had a history of struggling with his mental health.
Ahead of an upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about his life, two-sport athlete Deion Sanders is speaking out about the struggles that led him to Jesus.

“I’m in God’s Will”: NFL Hall of Famer Attempts Suicide—21 Years Later, He Reveals...

Ahead of an upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about his life, two-sport athlete Deion Sanders is speaking out about the struggles that led...
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Their Son Died by Suicide…The Funeral Was NOT the Place to Call Suicide a...

A priest's funeral homily for a teenager who took his own life has many asking where the Catholic Church stands on the issue of suicide, and what is appropriate to say to grieving families in this period.
When a Pastor Commits Suicide

When a Pastor Commits Suicide

Yet another pastor committed suicide. But this time, he was my close friend. And so I keep asking myself: How do I make sense of this?
Kayla Stoecklein

Kayla Stoecklein: Suicide Isn’t Always a ‘decision’

Kayla Stoecklein remembers her husband, Pastor Andrew Stoecklein, as strong and full of energy. She does not believe attempting suicide was his decision.
does suicide send you to hell? Is Suicide an Unforgivable Sin?

Is Suicide an Unforgivable Sin?

For many of us, we’ve had a loved one or a friend’s loved one decide to end their life, and it has left us with many questions. For instance, does suicide send you to hell?
Suicide, Depression, and Pastors: One Way Church Members Can Help

Suicide, Depression and Pastors: One Way Church Members Can Help

Most pastors are not suicidal. But most pastors do struggle. Call it pastoral depression or pastoral anxiety. Whatever you call it, there is something you can do to help.

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