When at the back end of last year, we decided that our anniversary year would be one marked with leading and lamenting, we had no idea how painfully pertinent a message it would be.read more
Just a few short months ago, tche phrases “social distancing”, “social isolating” and “lockdown” were not ones in common parlance.read more
Rates of mental illness rising.
This past decade has seen unprecedented levels of need.
We’re in the midst of a mental health crisis – and we know it.
We have awareness – it’s time to take the next step.
And for the church, I think the next step is one of lament.read more
What would you do if you knew a paranoid schizophrenic was coming to your church next Sunday?
Maybe quietly make your door security team aware? You could certainly be forgiven for being just a little scared.read more
For too long, the work of suicide prevention has been thought to be the preserve of a few, highly trained individuals. But with 800,000 people dying by suicide each year, and countless more making attempts on their own life; suicide prevention is everyones business....read more
In the weeks between World Suicide Prevention Day and World Mental Health Day, which this year focusses on suicide prevention, we're going to be focussing in on those who are the highest risk of suicide and share how we can hold out hope. It came to my attention last...read more
“I want to die” Four words that have buzzed in and out of my mind countless times over the past two decades. At times they have drifted through without my paying much attention to them, as strange as that may sound. At other times, it has felt like those words...read more
On World Suicide Prevention Day pastor, news broke that the author and founder christian mental health organisation, Anthem of Hope Jarrid Wilson had taken his own life. His last tweet was a retweet highlighting his organisation's 24/7 chat feature. News of his death...read more
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 When a suicide attempt is survived; the things that seem furthest away are the things promised in this verse. When a young person tries to take their own life, we...read more