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 )
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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
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
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
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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
What Can We Do?
We can help with the
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program®
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