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Suicide Prevention Resources

Are you dealing with suicidal thoughts and depression or know someone who is? Here you'll find articles, studies and stories of others' personal experiences with suicide and depression.

Depression: Antidepressants and the Spiritual Dimension

All of life is a spiritual learning experience. God is there for people who are suffering. People can really experience God's help and presence in the valley of depression.

Giving Life Another Chance

Give life another chance. You may be reading this article because you are contemplating killing yourself. Or perhaps you know someone who is. If you are at the end of your rope there are suicide hotlines and other resources here.

10 Things I Learned From My Daughter's Suicide

My world still stops for a few seconds when I say those words. I never cease to feel the enormity of the loss, the emptiness left in her wake. The wound has healed, but the scar remains.

Hope for the Road Marked With Suffering

Whether you are the one experiencing loss or are close to someone who is, join us for this 10-day devotional. We will take a look at what Scripture has to say to us in places of pain as we wrestle with the honest reality of doubts, fears and questions.

How Will You Support a Grieving Loved One?

After a plane crash took Julie Blom’s husband and two of her children, friends had to learn how to help her heal.

Christian Versus Christian: Healing Our Dysfunctional Church

Learn how to move toward overcoming divisions within the church.

The Unseen Crisis Among College Women

Chronic mental health problems are on the rise, raising serious issues for those working with female students.

Resources for the Struggles of Life

If you are suffering from something specific today, here are some articles that may help you.

VIDEO: Living United in a Racially Divided World

Cru staff member David Williams shares his perspective on the history and current climate of race relations in America, and how the gospel calls us to unity.

Can't We All Just Get Along?

The guy with the best dreadlocks in all of Cru talks about how to handle conflict in a healthy manner.

Embracing Death

In December 2010, Rick James lost his mom. Two days after the funeral, he gave this talk at TCX in Minneapolis. Listen to this unique perspective on death and discipleship.

How to Hope Again When You’ve Been Disappointed

We’ve all put our hope in something or someone that has ultimately let us down. Is it worth it to keep hoping if you’ve been repeatedly disappointed? Is there anything you can put your hope in that won’t let you down?

7 Ways to Help a Loved One Who Has Experienced Trauma

It’s hard to know how to help someone who has experienced trauma. Here are seven practical and compassionate ways you can care for your loved one.

In a World So Divided, Is Unity Possible?

In a world like this, with people from so many different backgrounds and with so many points of view, is unity possible?

Where’s the Peace in the World Filled With Fear?

We have the opportunity to live unafraid because of a hope that isn’t based on wearing a mask or the development of a vaccine but that rests in a relationship with the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.

The Coronavirus: How God Can Comfort You in the Midst of Uncertainty

It’s no secret that the sudden onset of COVID-19, caused by the coronavirus, has become the central focus of the whole world, making many fear the uncertainty of what’s ahead. Here are some resources to help you process the complexities of COVID-19.

Racism: What Thoughts or Feelings Come to Mind?

Click on a quote that best describes your thoughts and feelings about racism to learn more about God’s heart for you right where you’re at.

6 Healthy Ways to Handle Disappointment Right Now

When the coronavirus brought the whole world to a screeching halt, you likely found yourself disappointed about your life, or perhaps the lack thereof. Whatever you’re disappointed about, here are six things you can do to handle your disappointment in a healthy way.

Jesus' Words Can Help You Respond in Hope to the COVID-19 Crisis

What does Jesus have to say to us during the coronavirus outbreak? And how should Christians respond to the pandemic?

How Juneteenth Helps You See God

Juneteenth helps us to see God through the African American experience and stands to remind us that though this experience includes the brutal chains of slavery, emancipation came and broke those physical shackles free.

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