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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

Flowers bloom near a brick wall. Photo by Kathryn Price.

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

The Rev. Charles Moore. Photo courtesy of the Moore family

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

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

Celebrating my father, exorcising a demon

We need to examine our fathers to understand the challenges of their lives, says retired pastor, now a father and grandfather. Read More

UMTV: Clinic for Homeless Teens

One group of doctors, nurses and caseworkers doesn't just walk by the homeless youth in their city. They bring care to them, in a big blue van. View

Teen Sexual Identity and Suicide Risk

A 1989 US Department of Health and Human Services study found that teens dealing with issues of sexual identity are two to three times more likely to attempt suicide than are other youth. Read More