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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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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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L. Christine Koetting

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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, ADVOCACY

Hiram Farm is an agricultural setting that serves developmentally disabled adults, with an emphasis on adults on the autism spectrum.