Is Suicide the Answer?

Many times, it seems so. There is just so much pain, so much suffering, so much despair. Two things I have read on the Internet about suicide:

1.) Many people who commit suicide don't really want to die. They just no longer know how to live with the feelings they are having.

2.) People commit suicide when their pain exceeds their ability to deal with that pain.

I was six years old the first time I ever thought about killing myself, and as much as I would like to, I can't tell you that I don't still think about it, even now. I have tried to research suicide on the Internet in an attempt to intellectually convince myself that suicide is not the answer. So far, I have succeeded in doing that, because I am still here.

The information on this page is grouped into three main categories; links for people are considering suicide, links for people who are concerned about someone they love possibly being suicidal, and links for families and friends of those who have actually committed suicide.

A disclaimer of sorts: I have not read every word of every page of every link here, so you will have to decide for yourself which are valuable to your situation.

God's healing to you.

Are you considering suicide?

Suicide - Read This First, Please!

If a Christian Commits Suicide, Is He Still Forgiven?

Have A Heart's Depression Resource

Does a Christian who commits suicide automatically go to hell?

Are you concerned about someone you love being suicidal?

Youth Suicide Prevention Information

The Facts on Teen Suicide

Helping Loved Ones - Recognizing and helping depression and suicidal tendencies in someone you love

Teenage Suicide Prevention Website

Has someone you love committed suicide?

Healing for Survivors of Suicide

Loss of a Sibling To Suicide

1000 Deaths - The person who completes suicide dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand...

After a Suicide: What is the best way to serve those left behind?

If a Christian Commits Suicide, Is He Still Forgiven?

Songs of the Phoenix

General Information about Suicide

Suicide Statistics - Suicide

Mental Health Net - All About Suicide

The Suicide Paradigm - Rethinking what Causes Suicide

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