River Rock Church

Belle Plaine, MN

Resources to Help Prevent Suicide

Some Resources that may Encourage You and Help Someone keep Living


Click to listen to sermon audio message from Jan 5, 2020
Those Who Almost Committed Suicide; How Life Changed because they Kept Living

See Bible passage used Acts16:16-40


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


Hope for the Heart / June Hunt Resources

Hope When Life Seems Hopeless

“If you’re having suicidal thoughts, please call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also call our helpline and talk with our Hope Care Representatives at 800-488-HOPE (4673). We are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. CST. We’re here for you. In case of emergency, please dial 911.

It’s no secret that life is hard. It can leave us feeling heartbroken and hopeless. At times of depression and despair, suicidal thoughts can occur. This is when we need to reach out for help.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or you know a suicidal person, there is help available. We are here for you and anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts. To talk with someone, please call the numbers above. We also have a free download with helpful information that can give you hope for a new day.

You can stop suicidal thoughts.

You matter. You’re here for a reason. You have a purpose. And you’re not alone. No matter what you’re feeling, what you’re thinking or what you’ve been through … there is hope.”

Get your free download resource   https://www.hopefortheheart.org/suicide-prevention/

Article: June Hunt on Suicide Prevention – “The Lord Understands Your Pain” https://www.hopefortheheart.org/june-hunt-on-suicide-prevention/

For more info get their booklet on Suicide Prevention (June Hunt Hope for the Heart): “Hope When Life Seems Hopeless” (Available Online GooglePlay Books/Kindle/Etc)


Links to a Variety of Articles and Resources

Can one who commits suicide be saved? (Grace to You) https://gty.org/library/questions/QA143/can-one-who-commits-suicide-be-saved

Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin? https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/is-suicide-the-unpardonable-sin/

Still Living: Grieving after a Suicide https://www.insight.org/resources/article-library/individual/still-living-grieving-after-a-suicide

Seeing Suicide through Scriptures by Robert Gray Link to PDF

Saddleback Suicide Loss & Suicide Prevention (articles and training videos) https://saddleback.com/watch/suicide-loss-suicide-prevention

Giving Life Another Chance (Cru) https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/life-and-relationships/hardships/suicide-giving-life-another-chance.html

Ways to Help a Suicidal Person – Pastoral Care Inc https://www.pastoralcareinc.com/counseling/suicide-information/

What to Do if You Want to Kill Yourself & Feel Suicidal by Dawson McAllister https://www.thehopeline.com/what-to-do-when-you-feel-suicidal/

What does the Bible say about suicide? https://www.gotquestions.org/suicide-Bible-Christian.html

What does the Bible say about suicide? (blog article) https://www.gotquestions.blog/suicide-Bible.html

If a Christian commits suicide, is he/she still saved? https://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-suicide-saved.html

Why should I not commit suicide? (with Video) https://www.gotquestions.org/why-not-commit-suicide.html

What does the Bible say about euthanasia / assisted suicide? https://www.gotquestions.org/euthanasia.html

How can I help someone who is suicidal? (with Video) https://www.gotquestions.org/suicide-help.html

13 Reasons Why Not: An Open Letter to My Friend Who Committed Suicide. https://www.iamsecond.com/13-reasons-why-not-an-open-letter-to-my-friend-who-committed-suicide/

Accidental overdose or suicide? Coroner rulings complicated https://www.cantonrep.com/news/20180218/accidental-overdose-or-suicide-coroner-rulings-complicated


Right Now Media (search “suicide” to see some of their video resources)

How do I help someone with suicidal thoughts? https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Training/Post/View/180562

Do victims of suicide to go heaven? | Dr. Betters answers the question, “What happens to Christians who commit suicide?” https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/VideoElement/277308

screen shot from RightNow Media

SUICIDE: A COMPASS & LIGHT SERIES SILENT IMAGES

Publisher:   Silent Images – 2019

Compass & Light: A Series on Mental Health is a 7-part documentary series that tells the story of those affected by mental illness and gives practical knowledge about the varying issues surrounding mental health. This series consists of seven short films covering the topics of :

  1. Anxiety
  2. Bipolar
  3. Depression
  4. Addiction
  5. Eating Disorders
  6. PTSD
  7. Suicide

And all seven are available on RightNow Media. As we listen to one another’s stories and are bold in sharing our own, we can create a community where we are all fully known and fully loved.
Mental health is one of the most complex and far-reaching issues in our community. It crosses every racial and socio-economic line. It affects 1 in 5 people in the United States. Yet, it is an issue that is greatly misunderstood and our community is woefully under-equipped to serve those struggling with their mental health. Since we are called to actively love our neighbors, we need to learn how to embrace this part of our community.




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