Adam Hamilton

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Suicide Prevention Resources

Posted Sep 10, 2019

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Dear Friends,

Today is National Suicide Prevention Day. I want to remind you of four things that I shared this weekend that are important to tell yourself and your loved ones:

  • You are loved by, and matter to, God.
  • No pain lasts forever.
  • There is always hope.
  • Others can help – just ask.

This weekend in worship I shared an important sermon focused on suicide prevention. In this hope-filled message, we looked to those in scripture who struggled with suicidal thoughts, heard from people who have lost loved ones to suicide and learned from professionals offering guidance on how to identify and help those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.

If you were not able to join us this weekend, you can worship anytime on demand. Just go to cor.org/worship-online and click on one of the three worship services on the page.

We also have a variety of suicide prevention resources on our website: cor.org/suicide. Here are a few resources from this weekend:

  • Sermons: If you would like to re-watch the sermon or share it with a friend, here is the link to the September 8, 2019 sermon. We have two other sermons on the impact of suicide: July 9, 2017 and June 24, 2012.
  • Family Discussion Guide (downloadable pdf)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Support Groups for those who have lost loved ones to suicide.
  • Gun Locks: We have a limited number of these available in the Commons of Building B.
  • Suicide Prevention Training, for those who want to go deeper, will be part of our Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 21, from 9:30 am – noon. Learn more and register online.

In Christ’s love,

Adam

Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton

Reverend Adam Hamilton is the senior pastor of Church of the Resurrection and the author of 22 books. He has been married to LaVon since 1982, and she has been a critical partner in every dimension of Adam’s work. They have two daughters and one granddaughter.

Adam's writings are known for helping readers make sense of challenging theological questions, exploring the significance of the biblical stories, and equipping Christian leaders to be more effective in their work. He earned his MDiv from Perkins School of Theology and graduated with honors from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Pastoral Ministry.

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