Stigma is the main reason only a third of people with serious depression and/or anxiety ever seek treatment, which sadly can lead to suicide.
A letter to the parents with chronic illness – you are not a failure – your sickness has not lessened who you are, but has added to it.
Now I have come to fully embrace the truth that I am not my own. But I belong to a God who is far more loving, generous, kind, compassionate, intentional, and wise in His dealings with me than I could be to myself.
To help prevent suicide, watch for: depression, bi-polar, suicidal thoughts, isolation, risky behavior, weapons, worsening health, giving away possessions.
A small group leader: 1) Learns by listening, 2) Entrusts group members to serve each other, 3) Enables group members to grow and mature in the faith.