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Recent suicide is reminder of stresses that pastors face

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Pastors are only human. It’s easy to forget that spiritual leaders face the same stresses and challenges as the members of their congregations. Dealing daily with the struggles of others often exacerbates ...

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NAMI Topeka presents Family-to-Family mental health education class

Mental health advocates say the community must end the stigma attached to mental illness in order for people to get the help they need. NAMI Topeka, part of the National Alliance on ...

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Mystery of guard at time of Epstein death brings more questions

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A mystery is unfolding around one of the two guards on duty at Jeffrey Epstein’s cell on the night of his death. The guard was not a regular correctional officer, according to reports. ...

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Coroner cannot say Epstein death was suicide

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The New York City medical examiner’s office completed an autopsy on the body of accused child sex-trafficker and financier Jeffrey Epstein. The report could not conclusively determine suicide or the means of death ...

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President signs Hawley bill addressing police suicides

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Legislation to help stop police officer suicides, and written by Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, has been signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bipartisan measure restores and expands grant funding ...

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“I Didn’t Want to Live Anymore”

Growing up, Breanna felt loved by her parents. But when she was 8 her parents told her they were divorcing. Her life became one of brokenness. Breanna remembers, “It was devastating my ...

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Child bomber blows up wedding in Afghanistan

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Citizens of Afghanistan are mourning after a child bomber carried out a suicide attack during a wedding in Nangarhar–a stronghold of both the Islamic state and the Taliban. The attack occurred Sunday when ...

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Netflix cuts graphic suicide scene from season finale

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Amid continued public and media criticism, Netflix has decided to cut “13 Reasons Why” of its most graphic suicide scene to date. The television show’s season finale sees main character Hannah Baker ...

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Meds, social media linked to Gen Z suicide rise?

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Gen Z suicide rates have spiked to the highest level in nearly two decades for that age range. A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says it’s now ...

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Video shows bomber entering church, death toll approaches 400

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The death toll from suicide bomber attacks against Christians in Sri Lanka has risen to 359 with more victims dying each day. Police say that dozens of suspects have been arrested and ...

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Youtube kid videos have suicide tips hidden inside

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Do you know a kid who watches cute cartoons on Youtube? They might be getting lessons and tips for committing suicide. A Florida doctor is warning parents about how cartoons on YouTube ...

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Olympic skater commits suicide in Kansas City

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An Olympic figure skater who had just been suspended from the sport died Friday—apparently by suicide, USA Today reports. “My wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier ...

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The strange death of Trump’s new drug tsar

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Authorities investigating mysterious death of the nation’s first drug ‘tsar’– a high-level federal official tasked with lowering drug prices have determined he took his own life but questions remain. Daniel Best was ...

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Youngest face transplant recipient credits God with new life

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Four years after she shot herself in the face in a botched suicide attempt that left her grossly disfigured at age 18, Katie Stubblefield has become the youngest person in America to ...

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Study shows troubling picture of teens, mental health

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As August fast approaches and stores fill with school supplies, mental health specialists warn that struggles and thoughts of suicide may be more common in teenagers than church leaders realize. The problem ...

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Kansas among states with highest suicide rates, Missouri close behind

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A new report examining suicide rates highlights the problem in Kansas and Missouri. Kansas ranks high along with a dozen states with the greatest percentage increase in suicides. Missouri is not far ...

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Dodge City responds to teen suicide epidemic

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Why are Dodge City teenagers killing themselves? The community came together this week to find answers to the suicide explosion and offer support. “Our youth need to know they are not alone, ...

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Self-harm, screen addiction at root of gun violence

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As thousands of students, teachers, and administrators across the United States prepared for this week’s “Walk Out” demonstrations against gun violence, I began to ponder the usefulness of such an event. PLEASE ...

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NETFLIX Suicide Drama Raises Alarms and Questions

A streamed Netflix series dramatizing the fictional story of a teen’s suicide has drawn disparate reactions from secular and Christian sectors in the U.S. and abroad as the show’s popularity continues strong. ...

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Michael Phelps reveals he once considered suicide and how a friend saved him

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“There is a power greater than myself and there is a purpose for me on this planet” Michael Phelps is a household name for Team USA, one many Americans associate with hard ...

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