ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — "Every year the problems are getting worse," the pope said. "We are at the limits. If I may use a strong word I would say that we are at the limits of suicide."
Verbal cloaking is the stock in trade of the “right-to-die” forces. The Orwellian-speak they employ to describe their effort is telling. It’s death by euphemism.
If passed, it means that Californians will not have to move to another state, as Brittany Maynard did, to seek a legal prescription to end suffering from a terminal illness.
Chaplains who are part of the Army's first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves, according to a newly published survey.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) For some, the disadvantages of being a Jewish politician are tangible. And they're amplified for Missouri candidates who must win over rural voters with little exposure to the faith.
(RNS) Right before his death, Tom Schweich called reporters saying he was going to go public with allegations that Missouri GOP Chairman John Hancock had been telling people Schweich was Jewish.
(RNS) By dying at age 29, Maynard signaled that she saw no point in needless suffering. And if suffering is optional, then it might also be spiritually meaningless.
(RNS) A new study finds that more religious Jewish teens are less suicidal than secular Jewish teens, bolstering previous research that suggests faith offers a degree of protection.
(RNS) Among the reasons for the higher rates of suicide: Boomer men are more likely to be living alone than previous men their age. And they are less religious.
(RNS) As fans of Robin Williams reel from the news of his suicide, faith communities -- including the nation’s black churches -- have started to address mental illness as a crucial area of focus.
(RNS) Advocates for people with mental illness say they hope Robin Williams' death will motivate more people to get help for depression and spur the nation to treat suicide as a public health crisis.
(RNS) Isaac Hunter, 36 and father of three, had resigned from his megachurch pulpit after he admitted that he had engaged in an affair with a staff member.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans hold strong views on the care they want -- or don't want -- if they are faced with an incurable disease. A new survey from Pew Research finds that the number of those who would fight death to the bitter end is growing.
(RNS) As the White House unveils a new initiative to combat mental illness, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page has just written “Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide,” about his eldest daughter, Melissa Page Strange, who committed suicide in 2009 at age 32.
DRAPER, Utah (RNS) Many communities and individuals still struggle with how best to support those left behind after a loved one commits suicide. Now faith-based groups are starting to help.