Youth Suicide

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among people aged 15-24.  In 2007, (which is the last year that statistics are currently available)  4,140 people aged 15-24 succeeded in committing suicide.   This is a tragedy.

Suicide is an act of hopelessness.  As a country we need to do a better job of offering hope to our young people.  Actually, I would especially call the Christian church to do a better job of presenting its’ message of hope.  God offers us love,healing, wisdom, strength, and other forms of divine assistance.  The church should be a place where people have a support system of people who care for them.  A Christian person should never lose hope.

When a suicide does occur, the family and friends will spend a lifetime dealing with the effects in their own lives.  Here too, God can help.  God understands our pain and is able to offer comfort to those in need.


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2 Responses to “Youth Suicide”

  1. timbob Says:

    Good morning. This statistic bears witness to the astnishing level of despair in our society and the need for us be be about the business of reaching those who are outside the ark of safety.

    Blessings always in Jesus name.


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