My father committed suicide with an overdose of prescription medicine taken in conjunction with alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant that exacerbates suicidal tendencies in those who are prone to such self-destructive acts. I was 16 years old at the time. I was wrongly ashamed of my father’s suicide for most of my life. In fact, that feeling of shame is one of the great regrets of my life. With the combination of drugs and alcohol my dad might not have even intended to take his life.
Please don’t take your life and leave your family and friends. Believe it or not, they need you and they will miss you.
If you know your KJV Bible, you know that Satan and his demons are walking to and fro upon the earth, seeking whom they may devour. …
Rick Warren sits down with Matt and Laurie Crouch on TBN’s Praise to discuss Matthew’s suicide and how purpose often flows from pain.
It was a struggle in which he suffered entirely alone having hidden his depression from those he loved.
Thank You Lord, for being our might and the beginning of our strength, the excellency of our dignity, and the excellency of our power in 2020.
If it were in your power to abolish pain, would you do it? Repeatedly I’ve contemplated this question. Life is hard. You turn the key then close the door behind you, drop your bags on the floor. You reach for the light, but there’s darkness deep inside and you can’t take it anymore. ‘Cause sometimes living takes the life out of you and sometimes living is all you can do. Life is hard; the world is cold.
By Mike Ramsey During the few great years that I served as a Probation Officer with my county Juvenile Court in the early 2000’s, one of…
On their way home from school, three brave school boys – Devonte Cafferkey, 13, Sammy Farah, 14, and Shawn Young, 12, came across a suicidal man sitting on the edge of an overpass in Waltham Cross, England. He had a rope around his neck about to take his life. Their timely intervention helped to prevent a disaster.
It is a devastating experience when a loved one commits suicide. Dealing with the death of one close to you is difficult but the thought that this person has chosen to end their own life has its own grief pathway and in many ways is more difficult to resolve. It involves dealing with negative self characterizations such as the thought that there is something wrong with my family. Suicide also affects the entire family and each person’s has his/her unique experience with it.