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STRENGTH FOR SURVIVORS (PART 3)

  Ways to Help a Survivor of Suicide Loss If you know someone who has lost a loved one to suicide, there are many things you can do. In addition, by reaching out, you also help take stigma out of the equation.   Don’t be afraid to acknowledge the death. Extend your condolences; express your…

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Strength For Survivors

Strength For Survivors (Part 1) Ecclesiastes 7:17b, “…why shouldest thou die before thy time?” When one of our loved ones completes suicide, we recognize this as they “died before their time”, so to speak. Their life with us currently has ended.  The biggest comfort, if they were SAVED, is knowing they are out of their…

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Why NOT to Commit Suicide

Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (2016 CDC WISQARS) Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2016 CDC WISQARS) More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED’…

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SUICIDE RATES AMONG ADOLESCENTS HAVE DOUBLED

    A tragic ending to 18-year-old Brandy Vela’s life. On Tuesday, she shot and killed herself while standing in front of her family. As for why? Texas City Police believe she was a target of cyber bullying. It is cases like Vela’s that draw attention to suicides in the U.S., especially among the younger generation. According…

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