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SepOCt 2019

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I NEVER SAW IT COMING

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…

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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

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

I NEVER SAW IT COMING

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 in programs detailing warning signs,…

10/14/19 at 07:57 AM

A Healthy Balance

Emily, Katelyn, Cary, Sarah, Perrie, Wesley, David, Anna & Doug

Healthiness is a lifestyle that makes the most of what God has given us: body, mind, and spirit. The mind functions at its best only when the body…

10/10/19 at 07:58 AM

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Take Me Seriously

Tom Arthur

I recently stopped by our youth-led weekly ministry, FYBY (For Youth By Youth), to ask the teens some questions about when, how, and why they have experienced adults not taking…

10/05/19 at 01:59 PM

Rebuilding Ruins

Sarah Arthur

I sit with my elderly neighbor on her front porch in Old East Durham, North Carolina.

“How long have you lived here, Ms. Emmy?” I ask.

She shrugs and…

10/05/19 at 09:10 AM

Without a Word

Savannah Wood, 20

Silence was awkward for me. As an outgoing and talkative person, silence made me feel uneasy. Silence meant that something was wrong and needed to be fixed—sometimes by…

10/03/19 at 07:56 AM

Starting Over

Rebecca Bevans, 24

On the first day of my new job at the coffee shop, I left the spouts open on the coffee carafes and ended up brewing several gallons of…

10/02/19 at 11:52 AM

STILL GOING STRONG

Rachel Guerrero, 21

Earlier this year, my grandpa had a serious heart attack, or as he describes it, “a minor coronary incident.” Because…

10/01/19 at 07:53 AM

You Don’t Have to Be Alone

Sierra, Michelle, Corinne, Tia & Amanda

Balance Solitude and Community

I’m an introvert. I like to spend time by myself. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that…

09/27/19 at 11:54 AM

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