Suicide

The Upper Room Crisis Hotline 

She’s talked to murderers, abusers, and even those wrestling with the occult. Sister Mary Frances Seeley and volunteers answer all calls with a message of God’s unconditional love and prayerful support.
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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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7 Things Catholics Need 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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A Day of Honor

Reflect Once a year we set aside a day to honor those who have sacrificed their lives as part of their military service. We honor those who died in combat but we should also honor those whose minds and spirits ...
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A suicide prevention sign is pictured on a protective fence on the walkway of the George Washington Bridge between in New York City Jan.12, 2022. The suicide epidemic in the U.S. is costing lives, and Catholic dioceses and ministries are racing to get in place much needed accompaniment for those crying for mental health help. (OSV News photo/Mike Segar, Reuters)

Experts: Mental health ministry a dire need across the U.S. church

During the six months following the national 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launch in July, more than 2 million calls, texts and chat messages have streamed into its 200 call centers coast-to-coast, the Associated Press recently reported.
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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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