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This Issue:

SepOCt 2019

  • Power Plays
  • Trusting
  • Can I Go On?
  • and more!


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Kelley Johnson

I still can’t believe it. Years of professional instruction in suicide and youth depression, countless hours counseling others through pain and trauma, certification…

Living in Darkness

Jacquelin Fritz, 23

Shattered in a million pieces,
left on the ground.
Rain mixed with salty tears.
Nowhere to go, no one to turn to—
just another lost cause.

I’m wandering…

10/17/19 at 04:21 PM

Rely on God

Adelee Russell, 22

On September 1, 2013, my dad committed suicide. After receiving the horrible news, I had a choice to make. I could get angry and run from God; or I…

10/17/19 at 01:32 PM

Surviving Suicide

Sarah Arthur

When a person dies, the loved ones left behind are called survivors. Well, that’s me. I’m a survivor. I was left behind when a good friend committed suicide.

10/17/19 at 07:55 AM


Emily Doll and Heather Mead

“Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit.”

Job 7:11a (NIV)

If I had a burning, haunting secret
and I told you,
would you keep it?
Would you hold on to it inside your clenched fist,
tuck it away deep inside your heart,
think about…

10/16/19 at 04:45 PM

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What If Your Friend Doesn’t Want to Live?

Jim Still-Pepper

Have any of your friends ever thought about suicide? Could you help a friend who said, “I want to die?”


10/16/19 at 11:30 AM


Maria Hafer & Kristin O’Connor

Read the story of the prodigal in Luke 15:11-24.

Three years ago, I decided to take my own life. I had pushed God to the back of my mind, and I felt a void in my heart. I…

10/16/19 at 07:55 AM

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Mary Lynn Johnson, 20

Several years ago, a friend of mine confided in me that she was struggling with suicidal thoughts. I immediately talked to an adult about the situation, and people stepped…

10/15/19 at 03:23 PM

My Best Friend Committed Suicide

J. Brent Bill

My best friend killed himself. I found him lying on his bed with the right side of his head blown off, surrounded by a red-and-gray mess of blood…

10/15/19 at 11:49 AM

Adebisi Amori

Teen Advisory Board Member

How would you describe yourself using only 3 objects?

“1. A Book: You have to open a book…

10/15/19 at 07:57 AM


Chelsey Smith & Teresa Atkins McClure

“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”

Matthew 10:39 (NIV)

So hopeless, so depressed, so tired of life,
so tired of running away from my sins,
I cannot take another day.
I’m weighed down by struggles and deep secrets;
nothing seems to heal…

10/14/19 at 03:21 PM

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