Piers Young, a senior leader in the Jesus Fellowship, reports on "Survivors", a support group at Coventry Jesus Centre for those who have lost a loved one through suicide.
Published: 1st Sep 2009
SUICIDE ... now accounts for 1.5 per cent of all deaths worldwide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24, after vehicle accidents.
"Most people who commit suicide have a mental disorder - anorexia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder are the most common..." (New Scientist, 25 February 2009).
My sister ran out of a psychiatric hospital in 1981 and straight into the path of a van. She was heard to say that morning "someone is going to die today". I have never been so devastated before or since.
My friend Mike took his life four years ago. I had known his wife, Jo, since the 70s, and Mike mainly...
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