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No matter what you may be going through — the pain you may be feeling or the place you are at in your life — you are not alone.
We want to help you or someone you may know who is facing depression or suicidal thoughts take steps towards health and healing.
We have gathered some articles, resources and stories from others who have been where you are.
 

You are not alone. There is hope. You have a purpose and we want to help you.

 

Suicide Didn't Feel Like an Option Anymore

I was convinced that there was no way out. I was so afraid, so hurt, so confused and so lonely that I began planning my suicide.

What Happened After My Family's Suicides

I was falling apart and questions filled my mind: Am I next to kill myself? Were things going to seem that bad to me? Maybe God is punishing me.

I Can't Live (Like This) Anymore

I just turned 16. About a year ago, I almost took my own life. This is my story.
 

To the Depressed Christian

I was tired. Really tired. I was edgy and emotional and anxious. I began noticing that I felt exactly like it looked outside – gray and miserable. Numb. I sank further and further until finally breaking down one day at a work conference. I just couldn’t go through the motions anymore when I felt like I was dying inside.

If you’re in the thick of the dark and lonely hell that is depression, I wish I could wrap my arms around you and cry with you, because I know how badly you hurt. Come take my virtual hand and know you’re not alone.

 

 

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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.

 

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How I Met God After a Suicide Attempt

How one girl met God after questioning Him and attempting to take her own life.

Suicide: Giving Life Another Chance

Let me share with you some hope about how your life can be different, and about why you should give life another try.

They Called Me a Freak: My Rescue Story

"No matter how hard I try, all I know is pain, hurt, misery and loneliness. Give me one reason I shouldn't kill myself."

What About the Suffering?

How to Find Hope in the Midst of Suffering

Learn how God relates to us when we suffer. We've compiled list of articles on different life struggles such as addiction, depression, spritual dryness, marital strife and more.

If you are suffering from something specific today, browse this list of resources that can help you in your journey.

 

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Where is God in a World of Evil and Suffering?


Where is God during tragedies? How can I continue to believe in God?

Is There a Better Way for Me to Handle Suffering?

Suffering is hard, but you don't have to go it alone. Journey with us through this 3-part series on dealing with suffering.

Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?


Is there significance to the hard things that we face? How can any good come from them?

What Can Help?

The Unseen Crisis Among College Women

A mental health crisis is sweeping across colleges. And it raises serious issues for those working with female students, including Christian ministries like Cru.

Here's what you can do to help.

 

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10 Things I Learned From My Daughter’s Suicide


I hope to help people with mental illness, grief, depression, or any one of a multitude of losses.

4 Things to Remember When You’re Discouraged

Do you beat yourself up and feel like giving up when you realize your brokenness? Here are 4 reasons why we should actually embrace our brokenness.

3 Ways to Care for Your Depressed Friend

As the friend or family member of a depressed person, what do you do?

How Can I Know God?

Would You Like to Know God Personally?

What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Become a better person so that God will accept you? 
You may be surprised that none of those things will work. But God has made it very clear in the Bible how we can know Him.

The following principles will explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now, through Jesus Christ...

 

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Additional Resources

Suicide Prevention Hotline

MentalHealth.gov

IssuesIFace.com

TheLife.com

Cru’s Emotions blog

 

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