Have you ever said: "Why should I go on?" Some studies have shown that for every death by suicide, 200 people have attempted suicide and 400 other people have thought about it." ----THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL,CANADA.
There are many reasons why a person should go on living: (1)Circumstances can change. (2) Because there is help. (3) Because there is hope.Continue
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In helping your child to cope with bereavement, you may encounter situations that puzzle you. What can you do? Please consider these common questions that may come up.
SHOULD I HIDE MY GRIEF FROM MY CHILD?
It is natural to want to protect your child from any emotional expressions of grief, be they mild or intense. But is it wrong for your child to see that you are grieving? Many parents have found it best to be honest about their sorrow, thus showing their child that it…Continue
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Risk factors for suicide among older persons differ from those among younger persons," observes THE JOURNAL of THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. Those risk factors include a higher prevalence of alcohol abuse and depression, greater use of highly lethal methods, and social isolation. In addition, older persons....have more physical illness and affective disorders." The book Suicide, by Stephen Flanders, list the following risk factors, any of which deserve attention.
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The tragic news of a suicide does not close a chapter in the lives of relatives and friends; it opens one---a chapter of mixed feelings of pity and anger, sorrow and guilt. And it raises the question: "May we entertain any hope of our family member or friend who took his or her life ever receiving mercy and forgiveness for the act of suicide from God?
Although self-inflicted death is never justified, never the right thing to do, the apostle Paul did hold out a beautiful hope for even…Continue
Many wonder if their loved one who has died from suicide has committed the "unforgiveable sin"?
While the idea, thought, and act of suicide is repulsive and saddens most people and God, it, the act of suicide, is highly discouraged as a last resort or option for those who are contemplating this deadly act. We as individuals should never make snap judgments concerning someone who has succumb to suicide. That is Jehovah God's call. However, there IS POSSIBLE hope for those who have…Continue
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I have a genuine concern and focus concerning the needs of those who have family, friends and neighbors etc., who have lost someone to death. Also, for those themselves, who are facing death I have a listening ear and heart as well (Psalms 94:19; 2nd Corinthians 1:3,4).
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