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Condemnation trumps compassion in suicide response

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“Instead of being afraid of people with mental issues and suicidal ideation, and avoiding them, pastors need to teach their people how to engage such people in love and really listen to them, offering biblical solutions to the things that trouble them,” he said. “It’s the people in the pew that need to be armed and equipped to talk to people. The more we talk about these things openly we can take a bolder and more aggressively helpful stand.”

Whitney Davis
Whitney Davis

Whitney Davis is a native of Asheville, N.C. She is taking a semester off from Covenant College, where she plans to graduate next year.

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