Suicide

Regular church attendance lowers chances of 'deaths from despair': Harvard study

“… this study suggests that religious service attendance was associated with lower risk of deaths from despair among both men and women, accounting for a wide range of potential confounders (including other aspects of social integration)” - CPost

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The coming wave of “deaths of despair” among white, isolated, unemployed men

"There’s no single reason for deaths of despair, but three significant causes reflect both what we observe in communities where these deaths are rising and what Scripture tells us about human nature. All three causes will be intensified by this pandemic." - CToday

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Wheaton's GC2: Facing Hard Truths and Challenges of Pastoral Ministry, “focused on the topics of leadership, burnout and mental health.”

"Wheaton College President Philip Ryken told ministry leaders that issues of mental health and depression aren't new to spiritual leaders and can be found in the Bible. He paraphrased the words of the prophet Elijah in 1 Kings 19: 'I've had enough. In fact, I really just want to die.'" - RNS

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CDC: Suicide rate for kids ages 10 to 14 nearly tripled in last decade

"According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the suicide rate among 10 through 24-year-olds has increased 56 percent over the last decade as violent deaths (suicide and homicide) continue to be leading causes of death for that age bracket." - Christian Post

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A Pastor Dies By Suicide: Three Things We All Need to Know

"I received the below question, which is often asked concerning this issue: 'If a minister confides to leaders in his church that they are contemplating suicide, do you think their ministry is over?' I responded that it depends on the church. Unfortunately, we all know that would be disqualifying a lot of churches." - Christianity Today

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“Suicide may be the tenth leading cause of death for Americans, but it is the second leading cause of death for teenagers.”

"That is why I want to invite pastors and counselors to attend this year’s Association of Certified Biblical Counselors Conference. This conference will be devoted to assisting the church of Jesus Christ in its ministry to those dealing with suicide." - Cripplegate

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