Suicide: What it is and What it isn’t

“Jane” called last evening. She was sobbing and sniffling so hard that I could hardly understand her. A patient of mine many years ago, Jane is no stranger to adversity. Her marriage ended in divorce, she was diagnosed with HIV, her teenage son committed suicide, her physical and emotional problems prevented working and she slid […]

Suicide– Suicide: Not The Unforgivable Sin

I discuss this topic because many have been taught by their churches that suicide is an unforgivable sin. However, there are several indications that God loves, understands, forgives, and assists everyone—even those who take their own lives. This is especially the case for people who suffer intractable physical pain, severe emotional distress, or mental confusion […]