Suicidal Thoughts in the church? Part One

I had a conversation with a friend the other day who shared that they had planned to commit suicide. They were going to buy a house, leave it in the kids names’ etc…Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 14 and 25 in the United States… We are over 25 clearly …but in this recession people have been jumping off of bridges and exiting in different ways. Sometimes the media makes a spectacle of something that can be very serious. If I was your friend, having suicidal thoughts tell me why I should stay above ground.

*I know this is a taboo topic. Your judgment is not necessary but your wisdom and compassion are welcome. You may save a life today! 🙂

As a person who has never attempted to commit suicide HOWEVER, have had a recent thought, I understand that it is easy to become so pressured, consumed and overtaken by your circumstances that you do not see a way out. Suicide offers no real solution other than to quit. It is a selfish act. Some people are in battle with the idea of commiting suicide because they do not understand why they are here, and they do not feel that they will leave an impact.

How amazing is God, to require us to be related to others. We all have relationship with someone whether faint or intimate. Someone will care if you die.

I have a friend who lost her mother,brother, and uncle within the same year. She lost her grandmother at 18. Those four people represented her closest family. Her father was remarried and they have an estranged relationship that is in recent years becoming closer.

This woman is a prime example of someone who feels seperated or disconnected, and she has not found her reason for existing. For Christians, the answers are easy. God is a healer…throw some oil, and be healed.

I can say clearly that if it wasn’t for God I wouldn’t be here. It is only God who, through all that I have been through have kept me, protected me, and allowed me to keep my sanity.

But who are they, Christians included, who suffer silently depressed, bored, unsettled. This is not a marketing angle for “STOP SUICIDE” because of teenage bullying or homosexuality being unaccepted in a certain environment.

I want to know about the people who LOVE GOD, and still don’t get it. The bible says that we should live in abundance, and not have lack. Are we reading this to feel good or to experience it. Without your philosophy, and your judgment, I am asking you to give LIFE a voice today.

I believe that there are alot of people who are walking around medicating themselves with sex, drugs, and alcohol. In this instance, you may not be happy but you’ve figured out a way to be consenting about it. You may not want to end your life but you do a little something on the side to take the edge off of what you feel you cannot handle.

Each person in life has some area needing healing, deliverance and change. We all need to be purified, cleansed and redeemed. Thank God that we are! What happens when for the person sitting at home, a medicated reality is not what they are looking for? Maybe what they really want is manifestation of the solution to their problem.

At some point, the faith rallies at church get drowned out. Being down and feeling beat down is a dangerous place to be in, so how do we come out?

Check out part two… where we talk about spirituality and people who are depressed or suffering silently in church.

About Ressurrection

Ressurrection Graves is a Child Sexual Abuse Grooming Expert and H.E.A.L.E.R. (Healer, Educator, Activist, Life Skills Expert, Empowerment Speaker, Relationship Mentor) Her website reaches readership in 188 countries. She is available for national speaking engagements, radio and television interviews. She can be reached at: 202.717.7377 or send your request to: ressurrection dot wordpress at yahoo dot com or comment on
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