Obviously suicide is something that requires serious action if you or
someone you know may be suicidal.
If the situation is imminent immediately call for assistance!
Suicide Prevention, Awareness And Support
If you or a loved one is at risk of suicide, please call the National
Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or Text MN to 741741.
If you or a loved one is at imminent risk, please contact 9-1-1 and
ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.
The National Knights of Columbus have an excellent resource available
COPING WITH A SUICIDE CATHOLIC TEACHING AND PASTORAL RESPONSE is part
of the The Veritas Series You can
the entire booklet here.
There is one book available on line that
turned my entire line of thinking around. It is Orthodoxy by G. K
Orthodoxy (1908) is a book by G. K. Chesterton that has become a classic
of Christian apologetics. Chesterton considered this book a companion to
his other work, Heretics, writing it expressly in response to G. S.
Street's criticism of the earlier work, "that he was not going to bother
about his theology until I had really stated mine". In the book's
preface, Chesterton states the purpose is to "attempt an explanation,
not of whether the Christian faith can be believed, but of how he
personally has come to believe it."
Chesterton addressed suicide specifically in
get the excerpt here.
You can read or
download the entire book, Orthodoxy here