After the suicide of popular pastor Jarrid Wilson, the Rev. Benjamin Kevin Smalls has some counsel for other ministers on the importance of self-care. Read more

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Philosopher Hannah Arendt's study of suicides among Holocaust survivors offers guidances for the epidemic of suicides in our own disturbed times, writes Joshua Fiegelson. Read more


Her own harrowing brush with suicide gives the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas some insights into how a person could fall so low as to take his or her life. Read more

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Have we created a society where suicide is an acceptable option? asks the Rev. Dr. Frederick W Schmidt. Read more


Dying by his own hand is not how a 12-year-old boy's life should end, and it's definitely not part of God's plan for life, writes the Rev. Jim Parsons. Read more

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In advance of an international observance for survivors of suicide loss, a United Methodist mother speaks out about overcoming the stigma of factors that contribute to suicide. Read more

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Like the late Robin Williams, the constant threat of depression haunts her days, but her faith helps her manage the disease, writes Insight coordinator Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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