Suicide claims the lives of about over 40,000 lives on average in the United States. For younger people it is the second leading cause of death.
How do we help people struggling with thoughts of suicide?
How do we help people to avoid thinking about suicide as a solution?
How do we deal with people threatening suicide?
How do we cope with the death of a loved one who has committed suicide?
Is suicide the unforgivable sin?
Dr. Norman Wise will address all of these questions and more in this seminar on “How to Handle Suicide” with practical and biblical tools to help us deal with this very serious and overwhelming topic. If you or a friends needs help to see how on can handle the issue of suicide then plan to attend by ZOOM on Sunday May 30th at 6:30 PM.
Information about Suicide
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS Leading Causes of Death Reports, in 2018:
- Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 48,000 people.
- Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34, and the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 54.
- There were more than two and a half times as many suicides (48,344) in the United States as there were homicides (18,830).
- Facts about Suicide – Click the link
By the numbers: From 2019 to 2020, deaths by suicide declined by 5.6%, from 47,511 to 44,834, per the CDC. It was the third consecutive year of decline.
- We saw the number of calls to the national mental health crisis hotline in March 2020 was 891% higher than the year before,” Miller said. “People were reaching out and using those services, which is a positive thing and likely made a difference for some.”
If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255) or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.