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             Then Jesus said to his disciples,

"If anyone would come after me,  he must first deny himself and

take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life

will lose it, but whoever loses  his life for me will find it. 

           ( Matt. 16:24 )     

 

 

 

Real Help 4 Real Issues!  God Loves You!!

 

              

 

  

 

 

*** Preventing Suicide ***

 

 

 

In An Emergency

Dial

 

1-800-Suicide  /  1-800-784-2433

 

 National Hotline

 

If You Need Immediate Help

Dial

 

1-800-834-6817

 

 

Suicide Help Lines

 

 Suicide and Crisis Support Around the World

Global Directory of Help lines

How can I go on living when I feel

like I just want to die?  

 

When the cares of life overwhelm us, it might seem easier

to wish for death than to face the struggle. If you are

hurting and trying to find a way out, please read on,

for there is hope for you!

 

God knows your pain. He knows your doubts and

fears. He knows that you have difficulties and that

you even question Him.

 

A follower of Christ named Paul (who wrote much

of the Bible's New Testament) also struggled with

circumstances to the point of losing hope. In

 2 Corinthians 1 , he told the church of Corinth that

he had suffered greatly while in Asia.

 

He said that

he and a friend named Timothy were "under great

pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that

we despaired even of life" (v.8). Paul too was

in despair!

 

 

Are You Contemplating Suicide?

 

If so, please read this page. While I was on the Sheriff's

Department I saw and investigated a lot of suicides. Every

one of them was a tragedy. Each person I saw had the

potential to give something to this world. Each person I

saw had made a decision that could not be changed;

it was final.

 

I never investigated a suicide and found that the

 person had a problem or problems that was totally

different then the problems that many other people

also face. Most importantly I never investigated a suicide

where there was a problem too horrible or too bad that

one act would not have taken care of it.

 

That act would have been to lay that problem at the

foot of the cross of Jesus Christ. There is no sin

(and that is what most problems are or at least start as)

that Jesus cannot forgive and help the person deal with.

 

 

Is Suicide the Answer? 

 

Many times, it seems so. There is just so much pain, so

much suffering, so much despair. Two things I have

read on the Internet about suicide:

1.) Many people who commit suicide don't really

 want to die. They just no longer know how to live

with the feelings they are having.

2.) People commit suicide when their pain exceeds

 their ability to deal with that pain.

I was six years old the first time I ever thought about

killing myself, and as much as I would like to, I can't tell

you that I don't still think about it, even now. I have

tried to research suicide on the Internet in an attempt

 to intellectually convince myself that suicide is not the

 answer. So far, I have succeeded in doing that,

because  I am still here.

 

The information on this page is grouped into three main

categories; links for people are considering suicide, links

 for people who are concerned about someone they

love possibly being suicidal, and links for families and

 friends of those who have actually committed suicide.

 

 

A Message on Suicide Prevention

 

Each year more than 30,000 persons in the

 United States take their own life. Suicide is the

eighth leading cause of death and the third leading

cause among persons who are 15 to 24.

 

More persons die by suicide than by homicide.

Each year nearly 500,000 persons make a

suicide attempt serious enough to receive

emergency  room treatment. Millions have

suicidal thoughts

 


Get Serious Project

 

Teen Suicide Help for Teens and Parents

 

 

Suicide Crisis

 

Suicide and Crisis Support around the world. It not

only directs people to our centers, but is also a gateway

to another 1,700 help lines and centers worldwide.

 

 

Yellow Ribbon International

 

Because of the internal nature of depression

and loneliness, thousands of youth who appear

to be happy are screaming silently in the deepest

emotional pain,

What Can We Do?

 

We can help with the

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

 

 

 

 

 

Bye 4 Now!

 

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