Suicide Prevention

“O Lord, my God, Please give me the grace to maintain my hope in you through all of life’s changes and to taste and see your goodness. I praise you for the gifts you have showered on me for so many years. Help me find joy in a renewed strength of spirit. Please bless me with good health, and inspire me to be a good example to others. For you are Lord, forever and ever. Amen.”

-USCCB, Prayer for Renewed Strength

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. During this month in a particular way for the healing of those who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, for the comfort of those who have lost a loved one by suicide, and for the souls of those who have died by suicide.  Below are some resources to help families and communities understand suicide and take action to prevent it.