Helping to Avert Suicide, by Kay Stroud

suicide-man-steppingoffKay Stroud, a colleague and a writer who focuses on the relationship between spirituality, health and trends, offers an alternative remedy for the global epidemic of suicide.  In this article, she shares her spiritual insight and a heartfelt testimony of how the power of prayer and the acknowledgment of the power of Love (God) can diffuse fear and anguish resulting in a change of thought to hope and love.  Join Kay and read this inspiring article about a spiritual solution to the enigma of suicide.

It’s so heartbreaking to learn that global suicide rates have increased 60% in the past 45 years.

Is there nothing we can do to reverse this tragic trend?

Many are striving to do so. Some are finding ways to reach out and connect with people who are suffering from mental illnesses. Others are helping those struggling with suicidal tendencies to overturn the stereotypes and lead happy and successful lives.

For instance, there are now opportunities to connect with mental health professionals at any time of the day or night via online video technology.

In addition, Facebook is taking action on a global scale. Recently, in collaboration with local mental health organisations worldwide, the social media behemoth offers support to people who may be experiencing self-injury or suicidal thoughts. Friends can reach out directly to a friend who has posted something concerning — and they can also alert supportive organisations about the post.

Perhaps even more key than well-meaning psychological assessments, will be the human connection — the expression of loving care and the sharing of ideas on how to achieve immediate and lasting solutions.

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org