Catholics and Suicide

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Catholic Church ‘never despairs’ of souls lost to suicide, say pastoral leaders

When his 29-year-old daughter Katie died in 2016, Deacon Edward Shoener shared a heartrending truth in the obituary: she had taken her life amid a long-running struggle with depression.
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Police and Suicide: A Hidden Epidemic

Police officers are more likely to die by suicide than be killed by criminals. A retired Catholic Charities executive and others are working to change that.
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Confronting Teen Suicide

Young people have never been more connected or more isolated. A psychologist and a teen advocate for suicide prevention shed light on this crisis.
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7 Things to Know about Suicide

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. This renowned theologian has been speaking and writing about suicide for decades.
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Straight Talk about Suicide

For too long, suicide has been shrouded in darkness. Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, wants to bring this tragedy out of the shadows of shame and into the light of God’s healing love.
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