Items Tagged "Suicide"
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What is the United Methodist stance on assisted suicide?
What do church teachings tell us about this social issue? Read More
Agency wants leeway to fight gay teen suicide
Discipleship Ministries is proposing legislation to lift restrictions on church funding with the goal of better helping the church prevent teen suicide. Read More
Bullied teen barely survives suicide attempt
Now 18, Amanda Brownell is unable to communicate. But her mom speaks for her — so other mothers won’t know the nightmare of “bullycide.” Read More
Churches should speak up about bullying
Social media and texting leave children no sanctuary from bullies. But churches can be that sanctuary. Read More
Child ends life because of bullying
When Jon Carmichael hanged himself at age 13, his mother turned to a pastor and asked if her child was with God. Read More
Commentary: Robin Williams’ death once could have been mine
The constant threat of depression haunts my days, writes Cynthia Astle. She shares how the church has helped her. Read More
What does the church say about suicide?
As the world community discusses the devastating effects of depression, the Christian faith reminds us that nothing can separate us from God’s love. More
Robin Williams: After the laughter, the waves of dread
Eric Folkerth says comedians are like Biblical prophets because it is their own pain that gives them such a keen compassion. Read More
Retired pastor saw ‘destiny’ in self-immolation
“I know that some will judge me insane,” said the Rev. Charles R. Moore, who set himself on fire in his Texas hometown. Read More
What is the United Methodist view on suicide?
Learn more about the United Methodist stance on suicide. Read More
Social Principles: The Nurturing Community
We believe we have a responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals. Read More
Mental health: Activity benefits aging
"As a church," says successful-aging leader Barbara Bruce, "we must not let our older members languish and become stagnant." Read More
Mental Health: Church needed on or off campus
Students facing mental health crises fastest-growing group on college campuses as they struggle to cope and look for help. Read More
Mental health care: Training equips churches
Two-day event in Northern Illinois Annual (regional) Conference draws clergy, laity starting initiatives to address mental illness. Read More
Mental health care: Education is key
After her son's tragic death, the Rev. Cheryl Magrini made it her mission to fight the stigma and raise awareness of mental illness. Read More