New Life Live: October 7, 2013

Topics: SuicideHomosexualityDepressionGrief
Hosts: Steve ArterburnDr. Henry CloudDr. Jill Hubbard, Guest Host Kay Warren

Caller Questions:

  1. My 17yo daughter just attempted suicide; how can I help her? 
  2. What can I do for my 19yo son who tried to commit suicide twice because of homosexuality? 
  3. I am a personal trainer to a client over 70yrs old who is depressed and suicidal. 

Suggested Resources:
Healing Is a Choice
Getting Beyond Suicide CD
Experiencing Grief
Depression CD

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2018-01-26T06:21:20+00:00

7 Comments

  1. Katie Lucas October 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    AMAZING SHOW!

  2. Anne October 8, 2013 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Excellent, excellent, program today.

  3. rob October 8, 2013 at 4:05 am - Reply

    I have been suffering depression on and of now for 17 years after my dad commited suicide my depression as got to the state now I don’t want to go my moods are all over the place I realy do think my family will be better of without me l asked god for direction but I don’t see the path

    • KAF October 8, 2013 at 9:27 am - Reply

      Hi Rob
      I am 56 years old. My Dad committed suicide when I was 12. I was Daddy’s little girl. He was a great guy who wasn’t sure how to seek help and I’m sure he thought we’d be better off without him. Not true. His absence created a void in our lives. We missed him in our lives in so many ways not just at times of graduations and weddings and new babies but in every day life.
      Times are different now. Seeking counseling doesn’t necessarily mean you will be institutionalized for a long period of time. Contact New Life so they can help you find a couselor in your area who can help you sort through your feelings. If the one you choose doesn’t seem to be helping, find another. You may not connect with the first one you choose but keep working on it. It’s worth it. Your life can change for the better and the counseling resource can help you. You can be the one to break the cycle so your family doesn’t have to suffer the loss of another suicide. You already know how painful it is to lose someone in this way so my hope for you is to seek help through a counselor or clergy.
      Get healthy so you can enjoy the gifts that God has given you.
      Be thankful EVERY DAY for God’s gifts to us, even if it’s something we take for granted like sunshine or beautiful nature.
      Help others. Volunteer your time to others in need. It gives you an appreciation of what you have.
      You are a creation of God. You are here because you have a purpose. Challenge yourself to seek out that purpose.

    • Theresa October 8, 2013 at 11:00 am - Reply

      Rob, I am so sorry that you have been dealing depression for many years. I can relate to your story including the part about losing your father. My dad died from illness and my uncle committed suicide.

      I struggled with depression and overcome my depression. I would like to give you some advice so that you can do the same. As soon as you feel like you might commit suicide can someone. You can even call 911 or a suicide prevention hotline. Do not be ashamed. Your life is important even if you do not think so right now.

      In your comment you did not mention whether or not you have seen a therapist. If you have in the past and things did not get significantly better, you need to find a better therapist. Unfortunately, not all licensed professional are good at their job or do as well as others.

      Also, make sure that you go to a medical doctor to be screened for health problem that could be causing your depression or making or worse.

      Mary Ellen Copeland has good books on beating depression. I really recommend that you check out the resources on her website. She talks about how your physical health affects your body, suicide, how to pick a good therapist, and much more. In addition, she used to struggle with depression, I think.

      Take the necessary steps and things will get better and easier. I applaud you for reaching out for help and sharing your struggle. Take care.

  4. Linda Seelhorst October 8, 2013 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Great show…..Kay was so transparent. We have known Steve since SCCC days as a great worship tenor. Your story about your learning about your grandfather was amazing…talk about an elephant in the closet…then about your brother dying of AIDS, and healing with the “Couples and Steve”. I pray that for our son and wife to be surrounded by couples in love and support in their damaged marriage over 10 years of hurt. I will present the Marriage Seminar to them for their Christmas prestnt. What better gift than the gift of a healed marriage.

  5. at October 8, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Rob, I am so sorry that you have been dealing depression for many years. I can relate to your story including the part about losing your father. My dad died from illness and my uncle committed suicide.

    I struggled with depression and overcome my depression. I would like to give you some advice so that you can do the same. As soon as you feel like you might commit suicide can someone. You can even call 911 or a suicide prevention hotline. Do not be ashamed. Your life is important even if you do not think so right now.

    In your comment you did not mention whether or not you have seen a therapist. If you have in the past and things did not get significantly better, you need to find a better therapist. Unfortunately, not all licensed professional are good at their job or do as well as others.

    Also, make sure that you go to a medical doctor to be screened for health problem that could be causing your depression or making or worse.

    Mary Ellen Copeland has good books on beating depression. I really recommend that you check out the resources on her website. She talks about how your physical health affects your body, suicide, how to pick a good therapist, and much more. In addition, she used to struggle with depression, I think.

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