via EEWMagazine/Laura Hardrict: Those who knew and loved 30-year-old Jarrid Wilson, a California pastor, author and mental health advocate who died by suicide, are absolutely gutted. The associate pastor at megachurch Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, CA, tweeted about “suicidal thoughts” and “depression” before killing himself on Monday, Sep. 9. Wilson, who leaves behind a […]

via BlackDoctor: Suicide rates in the United States have traditionally been higher among whites than blacks across all age groups. However, a new study from researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and collaborators published report shows that racial disparities in suicide rates are age-related. Specifically, for the first time ever, suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 […]

via BlackDoctor/Photo credit: GoFundMe; Phillip Spruill, a handsome 11-year old older brother from Philadelphia, committed suicide apparently after being bullied repeatedly for months by his classmates. The fifth grader, who was targeted by bullies because of his weight, took his own life with a belt wrapped around his neck twice. A horrifying sight when his mother […]

via philly: Half of parents whose teenagers have had thoughts of suicide don’t know it, and more than three-quarters of parents are unaware that their youngsters think a lot about death, according to a new study Based on a survey of more than 5,000 children ages 11 to 17 and their parents or guardians, the study […]

via Joy105/photo Fox2: As has learned, meteorologist Jessica StarrOpens a New Window., 35, committed suicide, leaving behind a husband and two children. Her distraught co-workers were first to reveal the news. This Thursday, around 7:00 a.m., morning anchor Amy Andrewsshared a photo of her with Starr on Twitter, writing: “Our hearts are broken. Last night we were informed […]

via Joy105: “I convinced myself that death was my only way out,” the singer writes in new memoir. Tina Turner once attempted suicide to escape her ex-husband’s abuse. In the R&B icon’s upcoming memoir, “My Love Story,” Turner recalled that while her former husband Ike Turner almost caused her to end her own life, her current […]

via EEWMagazine-Priscilla Jackson: Though millions have found the path to life through the ministry of Bishop T.D. Jakes, the preacher recently confessed that, in the past, he tried to end his life. During a sermon at The Potter’s House of Dallas, the charismatic leader, 61, said “I remember being a little boy and taking a […]

via FirstLadyB: Pastor John Gray of Relentless Church addressed the suicide epidemic on Sunday during church service, “LIVE..BREATHE..FIGHT” In a video clip posted on the churches Instagram account, Pastor Gray shared what he told his wife after Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain took their life. “What about the kid in Iowa, that we didn’t know?  Or what about the young person struggling […]

  via news5: What happens to you if you choose to take your own life? That has been a heated debate in religious communities for decades and it’s one that’s starting to change Churches in Stark County recently hit by multiple teen suicides are rethinking their position along with other religious establishments across the country. […]

  Suicides among Black teenagers continue to rise at startling rates. Consider these sobering facts: For the first time, the suicide rate of Black children in between the ages of 5 and 11 doubled between 1993 and 2013 while the rate among white children had declined, according to a 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control […]

The Black Loop reports, what in the world is going on in Ohio? Recent tragedies seem to have plagued the state of Ohio. Last week, an elderly man, a resident of Cleveland, Ohio, was gunned down on Easter Sunday on Facebook Live. According to Columbia Magazine, 18-year-old Mercedes Shaday Smith – a communications major and […]

Even though Fantasia Barrino’s powerful testimony is peppered with a public suicide attempt, she has no regrets because of God’s hand on her life. “I can thank God for those times because being here at the age of 32 making it through so much, I feel like it was a part of my journey,” Barrino […]