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How churches can respond to the COVID-19 mental health crisis

With concerns that suicide rates are rising in communities of color during the pandemic, Catholic mental health workers say the... Read more

Paraguayan police officer reads Bible passage, saves woman from suicide  

A police officer in Paraguay saved the life of a woman this month by talking to her and reading Scripture... Read more

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CDC report finds one in four young adults contemplate suicide

Over a quarter of young adults aged 18-24 have seriously contemplated suicide over the last month, a new Centers for... Read more

Suicide is on the rise - What can the Catholic Church do to help?

On Monday of National Suicide Prevention Week this year, popular evangelical pastor and mental health advocate Jarrid Wilson, 30, reportedly... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines.

Cardinal Tagle speaks of 'shock and sadness' at Philippines' suicide rates

In the wake of rising suicide rates in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle issued a Christmas statement expressing his... Read more

Detroit priest faces lawsuit over homily at suicide victim’s funeral

A priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit is facing a lawsuit filed by the parents of a teenager who committed... Read more

Participants in the 2019 pilgrimage in Maine.

Maine teens hike 70 miles in pilgrimage of prayer to end addiction and depression

For the second year in a row, 11 Maine teens embarked on a 70-mile pilgrimage to pray for their communities... Read more

After Epstein death, theologians discuss suicide, salvation, and the obligations of the state

CNA spoke with three moral theologians about suicide, on the hope for salvation that the Church holds for those who... Read more

At watershed moment, assisted suicide could expand in Australia

Legal assisted suicide could expand in Australia, as the Western Australian government has introduced legislation to allow people deemed terminally... Read more

Amid continued controversy, Netflix edits suicide scene in 13 Reasons Why

Shortly before launching the third season of 13 Reasons Why, Netflix has announced that it is removing a scene depicting... Read more

Suicide rate in prisons raises alarm, calls for change

With suicide rates remaining high in the United States’ prison system, civil advocates are raising concerns regarding the treatment of... Read more

Study finds nearly 30% spike in male teen suicide following Netflix release of ‘13 Reasons Why’

When the Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’, which features teen suicide, first aired in 2017, mental health professionals expressed concerns... Read more

Suicide, drug overdose rates bring US life expectancy down

The suicide rate in the United States is at its highest in at least 50 years, and is contributing to... Read more

'13 Reasons Why' could influence suicidal teens, says study

A new study from the University of Michigan warns that the popular--and controversial--Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” could influence teens... Read more

Canadian doctors face questions over assisted suicide, euthanasia for minors

Only one year after assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia became legal for adults in Canada, a new study is showing... Read more

Priests celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for two new Canadian Saints in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 12, 2014.

Rise in priest suicides prompts call for helpline in Ireland

Besides a shortage of vocations, Irish priests are facing an even more harrowing kind of crisis.  Read more

'Texting suicide' case could impact assisted suicide legislation

A case about whether a troubled teenager convinced her depressed boyfriend to commit suicide through her words and text messages... Read more

Insurance denied her chemo treatment. But it covered drugs for suicide.

Stephanie Packer cherishes every moment with her husband and four children. Living with a terminal illness in Orange, California, her... Read more

Priests in green vestments celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for two new Canadian Saints in St. Peter's Basilic a on Oct. 12, 2014.

Rise in priest suicides prompts call for helpline in Ireland

Besides a shortage of vocations, Irish priests are facing an even more harrowing kind of crisis.  Read more

Race against time for Congress to block DC's assisted suicide law

Congress took its first step toward blocking D.C.’s doctor-prescribed suicide law on Thursday, but the action will need the support... Read more