Help … My friend is suicidal

It was a shock, a sad and terrible event that could have been prevented. 

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post ‘I’m and All Black and I’m Ok’.

What prompted it was the suicide of someone in our local community.

In our Church service, the following Sunday morning, people were still in shock from the event.

Someone asked what could we have done if we had known this man was in such desperate despair. What should we do if we suspect someone is deeply depressed?

I was asked to prepare some teaching that could give some simple advice that anyone could carry out.

I have written about the topic of suicide in the past and so I am busy preparing a small document that will be available to you for download.

There are of course other areas related to Mental Health and Spirituality that I can write about.

What questions do you have?

What areas do your friends, family, work mates, parishoners or yourself, struggle with?

Here are a few that come to my mind.

Help! my friend is

  • Depressed
  • Anxious
  • Worried
  • Grieving
  • Hearing voices
  • Thinking God doesn’t love them because of what they have done
  • Cutting
  • Struggling with forgiveness

Now I don’t claim to have all the knowledge to answer all your questions, but I do have a great group of professionals and friends around me that can.

What I would like to be able to offer is some free downloadable pdf’s that you can use and pass on.

So what are your questions?

Where are you stuck?

What do you and others need help with?

Remember that there are no dumb questions.

People are often hesitant to ask questions fearing they maybe percieved as being ignorant.

Ask the question and help everyone’s ignorance!

You can do this via leaving a comment below or emailing me.

Go on, ask the question and possibly help thousands of people.


Barry Pearman

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