Since Focus on the Family’s inception in 1977, the subject of the importance of mental health has been emphasized both on the radio broadcast and in various print publications.
It was the English writer, C.S. Lewis, who once observed, “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’”
A report from the CDC last week revealed that more than 1 in 4 young adults have contemplated suicide in the last month.
That’s a staggering and devastating indictment of the health of far too many young people.
Suicide is every parent’s worst nightmare.
If you have a child, what can you do to help prevent it?
What signs should you be looking for?
I’d like to invite you to watch an interview I did on Tuesday on CBN where we talked about these critically important issues.
Please also check out Focus’ free resource, Alive to Thrive – a comprehensive program designed to help parents proactively address issues that can lead to teen suicide.
Jim Daly with Paul Batura
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