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10 Ways the Church Can Better Prepare to Fight Today’s Suicide Epidemic-Patheos Article

“In the coming year, 10 million Americans will think about taking their own life. More than 5 Americans will intentionally kill themselves in the coming hour. That adds up to 130 people per day; 3,900 per month; 47,000 per year; nearly half a million in the coming decade.

It has long been known that faith plays a protective role when it comes to suicide. Those who believe in God are between four and six times less likely to commit suicide as those who don’t.

How can the church respond to America’s suicide crisis? Here are ten ideas to get you started…”

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