A Few Thoughts About Suicide
C1 Every 28 seconds, someone attempts suicide.
C2 Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 15-24.
C3 American Indian and Alaskan Natives are at the highest risk of suicide.
C4 Male Suicide Rates are More Than 3x that of Females
C5 People in Montana, Alaska, and Wyoming are almost 2x as likely to die by suicide compared to the national average.
C6 40% of those identifying as transgender have attempted suicide in their lifetime.
B2 Other sources for those wishing more information
C1 National Suicide Prevention Hot Line 1-800-276-8255
C2 Crisis Hot Line Text CONNECT to 741741
C3 Broken Believers List of many Hot Lines. Note some of these may be old. I didn’t check.
C4 Another list of Hot Lines. I didn’t check these either. Please Live
C5 Call 911
B1 15 Common Reasons for Suicide (from 2014)
B2 “I can’t take the pain anymore.” What pain? A small sample follows.
D1 Terminal illness
D2 Chronic pain
D1 Loss of job
B3 All hope is gone:
C1 Proverbs 13:12 CSB Hope delayed makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
C2 Psalm 69:3 CSB I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
C3 Psalm 119:82 CSB My eyes grow weary looking for what you have promised; I ask, “When will you comfort me? “
C4 Psalm 143:7 CSB Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Don’t hide your face from me, or I will be like those going down to the Pit.
C5 Job felt this way with his losses and no one genuinely listening to him. He in this verse refers to God. Job 19:10 NIV He tears me down on every side till I am gone; he uproots my hope like a tree.
Psalm 147:3 NLT He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
Luke 4:18 NKJV “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed.
Romans 15:4 NLT Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Philippians 2:1 NLT Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?
1 Thessalonians 5:14 NIV And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NKJV Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
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