Stigma Of Suicide in Youth
We’ve been told by pastors, parents, survivors and therapists that churches need resources to address the stigma of youth suicide. Here’s what Pastor Kevin shared with us.
“Many young people struggle with thoughts of suicide or self-harm during their teen and young adult years, and because of shame and fear, most of them tell no one. The church needs to be a safe place with effective resources to help start difficult conversations.”
There are a number of resources that train people to see the signs and symptoms of suicidal thinking but there aren’t resources designed for student ministry environments that share real stories to help people respond well and have healthy discussions about suicide with young people.
Please consider helping us create these resources to help start discussions, reduce the stigma, and support churches that influence young people for Christ.
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