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66 year-old pastor David Rowan was found dead in a parking garage on Thursday, December 2 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Rowan was on trial for allegedly molesting two teenage girls while serving as a guest speaker at a local church in 2014. His wound was self-inflicted.
What would happen if the Church were to use this opportunity to talk about depression, hopelessness, and suicide from the pulpit? I suspect that hurting individuals might realize they are not the only ones suffering, they are loved and not judged and can get the help they need.
Just months after giving birth to their fifth child, Paige Hilken, the wife of a pastor, took her own life after experiencing mental health issues.
Suicide bombers struck two areas near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 72 people, including 12 U.S. service members. The attacks came shortly after reports that Christians and other vulnerable populations are being barred from government flights out of the country.
Recent blog posts from former pastor Steve Austin show that before his apparent suicide, he had come out as queer and his wife, Lindsey Austin, was hospitalized for significant mental health problems.
Steve Austin, a former pastor who wrote candidly about his struggles with mental health, has died.
A top Muslim leader has been arrested for allegedly “aiding and abetting the suicide bombers who committed the Easter Sunday carnage." The bombings took the lives of 269 people, including hero Ramesh Raju who denied entry to one of the bombers.
Two attackers believed to be members of a militant network blew themselves up outside a packed Roman Catholic cathedral during a Palm Sunday Mass on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, wounding at least 20 people, police said.
This day for suicide prevention brings awareness to everyone around the world that suicide can be prevented and how to help loved ones who are fighting suicidal thoughts.
According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.5 percent, or one in four adults, ages 18-24, say they have contemplated suicide in the past month as a result of the pandemic.
“We are devastated by this news," said Seacoast Church in a statement. "We will recommit ourselves to loving those around us and making sure that they truly know how precious their lives are.”
Requiring people to shelter in social isolation might be a necessary measure in order to stop the spread of Covid-19, but a side effect for many is that it increases the danger they are in.
Suicide is not something anyone wants to think about, much less become familiar with, but when you're child expresses thoughts of suicide, you may not know what to do. Here's what you as a parent can do for your child.
A new report from the CDC reveals the suicide rate in youth increased by 56 percent between 2007 and 2017. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.