(RNS) — The cause of death was a gunshot wound and the medical examiner ruled it a suicide, said Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton.
(RNS) — Those who lead our faith communities need to know they too can reach out for support and help when needed.
(RNS) — After Colorado barred gay conversion therapy for minors, the death of a once-devout college student has spurred debate about how religious counselors handle homosexuality.
(RNS) — Historically, faith traditions have been reluctant to talk about mental health and categorized suicide as a sin, often leaving survivors and family feeling neglected and hurt. That's starting to change.
(RNS) — A summit for pastors on ‘leadership, burnout and mental health’ comes after the suicide of a prominent church leader and mental health advocate.
TOKYO (RNS) — Francis also urged the country's bishops to cater to young people in particular, as they are the most prone to suicide and “thirsting for compassion."
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — As she hosts her seventh Survivors of Suicide Loss Day at Saddleback Church this year, Kay Warren said there have been many strides in mental health awareness, but more needs to be done.
(RNS) — When the Rev. Bryan Fulwider, an accused rapist, ended his life, he didn't end the pain his alleged victim feels. To the contrary, it may well bring greater hurt.
RIVERSIDE (RNS) — Two days after Jarrid Wilson's suicide, Pastor Greg Laurie stressed the importance of seeking help when feeling depressed or experiencing suicidal thoughts.
(RNS) — News of Wilson’s passing followed a series of tweets he posted throughout the day Monday that dealt with suicide, including a post encouraging followers to remember that even though loving Jesus doesn’t cure mental illnesses, he does offer companionship and comfort.
(RNS) — Numerous faith traditions have a history of criticizing suicide as a sin. But some faith leaders are now working not only to offer those facing despair help in addressing the root causes of suicide but to remove the stigma that keeps so many suffering families quiet after the death of a loved one.
(RNS) — For too many Christians, the church is not 'a field hospital for the wounded,' in Pope Francis' words; it is a country club for the perfect.
(RNS) — My church taught that being LGBTQ was a sin. Like so many other LGBTQ youth, Tyler must have felt rejected, unwanted and shamed. My son did not believe he could be both Christian and gay.
(The Conversation) — The ethics of self-inflicted death have historically been an important area of reflection for the world’s religions.
(RNS) — The American Family Association and other critics say the popular series, which will soon begin its second season, glamorizes suicide.