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STORIES, MENTAL HEALTH, SUICIDE PREVENTION

3 Myths of Suicide and How the Church can Address Them

July 07, 2020

There are several myths about suicide that, at one point in my life, I believed; however, there are also many things that I have learned since then.

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Denisse C. Lamas, LCSW
MENTAL HEALTH, SPANISH STORIES, SUICIDE PREVENTION

3 Mitos Acerca del Suicidio y Como la Iglesia Puede Abordarlos

June 12, 2020

Hay varios mitos acerca del suicidio que, en un momento de mi vida, yo creía; sin embargo, también hay muchas cosas que he aprendido desde entonces.

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Mark E. Poindexter
STORIES, SUICIDE PREVENTION, MENTAL HEALTH

There's Always More: Surviving Suicide, Embracing the New

January 22, 2018

Dr. Mark E. Poindexter reflects on claiming a second chance at life after surviving a suicide attempt. (TW: suicide)

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MENTAL HEALTH, STORIES, SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Importance of Being Supportive

Rev. Mary Alice Do   |   September 08, 2016

A few years ago, I was having serious suicidal thoughts. My therapist was out of town, so I talked with my pastor. After we talked for a while, I shared with her that I always find strength and comfort in the belief that God shares in my pain and I am not alone.

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MENTAL HEALTH, SUICIDE PREVENTION, STORIES

When Faith Alone Isn't Enough

Rev. Dr. Terry Crump   |   November 18, 2015

Over the past several years, I have increasingly seen social media posts and been privy to private conversations in hushed tones among Christians about the importance of mental health. For many years the prevailing stance within the church has been one of silence. “Jesus will fix it” is the motto.

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Lesley Durham

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OLDER ADULTS, COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, HOUSING

Disciples Retirement Community of Oklahoma provides support for senior adults and their families, either directly or through referrals to other service providers in the Oklahoma Disciples Region.