National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Book Recommendations

Suicide: Understanding and Intervening by Jeffrey Black

Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers & Hope by Albert Y. Hsu

Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide by Frank Page

Grieving a Suicide: Help for the Aftershock by David Powlison

I Just Want to Die: Replacing Suicidal Thoughts with Hope by David Powlison

Help! My Friend is Suicidal by Bruce Ray

Article Links

You will find articles organized under the general outline of Love, Know, Speak, Do (See Paul Tripp’s Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands). You can find more resources on other subjects here.


8 Things You Need to Know about Suicide Prevention

SLAP DIRT Suicide Assessment | Counseling One Another

Suicide education and prevention in the church | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

learning my lines. . .: Matthew Warren, His Family, And Guidelines For The Rest of Us. . . .

How to Help the Suicidal | Desiring God

the beginning of wisdom: on suicide, gratitude and compassion

Four Brief Theses on Suicide | TGC

Grieving a Suicide: 10 Things You Did Not Know | Kevin Halloran

11 Myths and Misconceptions About Suicide

A Holy Experience – What Christians Need to Know about Mental Health

Her.meneutics: In the Wake of Suicide’s Silence: Why Blame Is Never the Answer

When Suicide Strikes in the Body of Christ | Christianity Today

Stories of Suicide and the Faith Community

Out front: the stigma of mental illness

When a Loved One Takes His Life

Suicide and Atonement | Gentle Reformation

Facebook Reaches Out to Those Considering Suicide | Socialnomics

Selena Gomez On Reports ’13 Reasons’ Is Leading Kids To Hurt Selves

“13 Reasons Why” Is Deceptive and Destructive | TGC

Personal Stories

I’m Glad I Stopped My Suicide Attempt

Why Teenage Suicide is More than a Statistic for Me | TGC

Robin Williams & Depression | The American Conservative

What My Friend’s Suicide Taught Me About Loss, Grief, And Reaching Out


The Suicide Detective –

The Suicide Rate has Risen: What Predicts Suicide Ideation?

Suicide Kills More British Soldiers Than Combat

The Trajectory of Suicide –

For how long will the U.S. suicide rate remain elevated?

Notes on Suicide: Current Rates and History

BBC News – Call for action to tackle ‘Scottish effect’ on suicide rates

With Rising Teen Suicides, the Church Cannot Afford Mixed Messages on Mental Health | CT Women | Christianity Today

Teen Suicide Rate Among Girls Hit Record High: CDC |

1 in 3 Protestant Churchgoers Personally Affected by Suicide | News & Reporting | Christianity Today


Suicide Awareness: Answers About Teen Suicide & Depression | Yellowbrick

The Cruel Optimism Of Modern Compassion

Talking Faith and Mental Illness: Suicide | Amazed by Grace

A Biblical Response to Mental Illness and Suicide: What Should We Conclude… – Biblical Counseling Institute

Robin Williams’ Suicide Is A Chance To Revive The Stigma

Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin? – The Gospel Coalition

Considering suicide | the Cripplegate

Can a Christian Commit Suicide? – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Will a Christian who commits suicide go to heaven?

Why Some People Commit Suicide Without Warning


When You Are Thinking About Suicide

Hearing God in the Midst of Suicidal Thoughts – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Hope for the Suicidal Mind | Counseling One Another

Help for Those Fighting or Grieving a Suicide | Desiring God

Pastors and Suicide (by John Frye)

God’s word to the suicidal: Bible verses to help prevent suicide

Suicide, Salvation, and Eternal Security | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

Let’s Stay: A Prayer for Suicidal Young Men | Desiring God


Suicide, Christians and the Church: A Reflection

What can we do to reduce the risk of suicide?

You Can Help Your Suicidal Friend | Counseling One Another



National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Book Review

Why Every Pastor Should Read about Melissa’s Suicide


RESOURCES: Suicide | Counseling One Another

Suicide, Mental Illness, Depression, and the Church – Justin Taylor

To Save A Life


Suicide: The Forever Decision by Dr. Paul G. Quinett (PDF)


Doctors know at least 6 reasons people commit suicide | Urban Faith

BCC Weekend Resource: Counseling After a Suicide | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

Freakonomics » Freakonomics Radio Podcast: “The Suicide Paradox”

Suicide: What is the Christian to think? | MOS – Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals