Tag: Suicide

Croatian archbishop deplores ‘unjust verdicts’ after general’s suicide

Croatian archbishop deplores ‘unjust verdicts’ after general’s suicide

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The president of Croatia’s bishops’ conference condemned “unjust verdicts” at a United Nations war crimes trial, after a jailed general publicly committed suicide when his appeal was rejected.

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A ministry of mercy tackles suicide epidemic on Lakota reservation

A ministry of mercy tackles suicide epidemic on Lakota reservation

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

A sad reality on a number of Native American reservations is the high suicide rate. That is especially true on the Rosebud Reservation in south central South Dakota.

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Suicide and forgiveness; heaven for those B.C.

Suicide and forgiveness; heaven for those B.C.

| Father Kenneth Doyle | September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

I need an answer. Our son had been suffering from clinical depression since he was 4 years old. All of the doctors and all of the medications we tried over the years seemed to do little to help. One year ago, his own son died in an auto accident at the age of 24, and that seemed to be more than our son could handle; at age 50, he took his own life.

Human remains have been found that are 50,000 years old. But Christ came to earth only 2,000 years ago. Are all those “pagan” people before Jesus now in purgatory? And why did he wait so long to come?

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The marginalized include those with mental illness

The marginalized include those with mental illness

| Deacon Jim Marschall | September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

The recent death of actor Robin Williams has drawn attention to the tragedy of mental illness and suicide, but I fear that as weeks pass, it is slipping quietly from our consciousness.

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Suicide struggle: Speaker uses father’s death to help others

Suicide struggle: Speaker uses father’s death to help others

| April 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

John Crudele pulled out a letter he received in 1992 from a teenager in a small, Midwestern town. The beginning of the letter was cheery, but the words turned dark when the young girl described her troubled junior high years.

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Pastor endured similar tragedy in his own family

Pastor endured similar tragedy in his own family

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Father Jon Vander Ploeg, pastor of St. Paul in Ham Lake, was notified that Teresa Gross had committed suicide on Nov. 1, 2010, he knew what the family was going through.

Five years before that, his family had endured a similar tragedy when his brother, Mark, committed suicide.

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Tragedy transformed

Tragedy transformed

| October 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

As the first anniversary of their daughter’s suicide approaches, local couple feels called to help other families

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