Saturday, October 11, 2014

Suicide, Mental Illness and the Church


Permission to Live
Breaking the Silence: If Even One Kid Can Whisper, "I Am Not Alone"
by Melissa
If even one kid who's being told they're being hit because they provoked it or deserved it can read this and whisper, "I am not alone, it isn't just me," then sharing my story will make a difference.
Shoved to Them
An Open Letter to Parents Expecting a "Crippled Kid" — From My "Crippled Kid"
by Rebecca Frech
Dear parents of the crippled kid, My name is Ella. I'm 10 years old and in a wheelchair. If you found out that the baby you're expecting has spina bifida or won't be able to walk for other reasons, you're probably scared.
The High Calling
24 Hours of Hope: Kay Warren Talks about Her Son's Suicide, Mental Illness and the Church
by Christine Scheller
Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church and wife of Rev. Rick Warren, had been dealing with her son's mental illness for more than 20 years before his suicide 18 months ago. When he died, one journey ended and a new one began.
Muslimah Next Door
10 Things to Know about Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner, Kalaish Satyarthi
by Dilshad Ali
News and social media are exploding today with news of Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize. But she shares the honor with Kalaish Satyarthi. How much do you know about his lifelong fight for children’s rights and safety?

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