Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.”
Psalm 34:18

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer…rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.”
Romans 12:12, 15

Mental health challenges, attempted suicide, and suicide continue to be major challenges for people in America (particularly those between 15-24 and over 60). These challenges can be hidden and are often complicated, so we must enter into all of these situations with wisdom and prayerful dependence upon the Lord. In order to increase awareness and provide meaningful guidance for God’s people into these challenges, the document below provides a list of warning signs for suicide and an action plan to prayerfully follow in light of these signs.

If someone seems particularly down and you suspect they may be at risk for suicide (see warning signs within the pdf), communicate this immediately to a CPC Pastor or Shepherding Elder.  If you would like further education and pastoral and biblical guidance on these issues, you can also pick up any of the relevant CCEF booklets at the CPC book table or talk with a church officer.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention pdf