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Hillsong Conference

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.
Archdiocese of Denver

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.
suicide attempt

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.
suicide stigma

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...
funeral homily

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.
Leadership and Suicide: When Ending It Seems Like The Only Way Out

Leadership and Suicide: When Ending It Seems Like the Only Way Out

12 years on the other side of my dark night of the soul, the thoughts of suicide are gone (hopefully forever) and hope again burns bright.
Ravi Zacharias on suicide

Ravi Zacharias Answers: Does Suicide Send You to Hell?

Ravi Zacharias answers a tough question about whether committing suicide sends someone to hell.
depression and anxiety Andrew Stoecklein

This Pastor Committed Suicide. But First He Preached These Sermons on Depression

Pastor Andrew Stoecklein was a pastor with a depression and anxiety problem. Before taking his own life, Stoecklein preached two powerful sermons on the battle he was intimately familiar with.
Teen suicide

Your Faith Could Keep Your Child Safe From Suicide

Kids are less likely to think about suicide or attempt to kill themselves if religion or spirituality is important to their parents, a new study suggests. The study comes as teen suicide rates are soaring.
Why Suicide Doesn't Always Lead To Hell

Why Suicide Doesn’t Always Lead to Hell

Those who say suicide automatically makes people go to hell obviously don’t understand the totality of mental health issues in today’s world, let alone understand the basic theology behind compassion and God’s all-consuming grace.
celebrity suicides

What Does the Bible Tell Us About Suicide?

Two celebrity suicides just days apart have many rethinking wealth and fame as an antidote to despair. Two well-known pastors tell us what the Bible says about hope and despair.
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