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  • Frank Page offers mental health hope to Gardner-Webb

    March 19 2015 by Gardner-Webb University communications | with 0 comments
    Frank Page offers mental health hope to Gardner-Webb

    After Gardner-Webb University alumnus Frank Page lost his daughter to suicide, he discovered a calling to help save others who are battling mental health illnesses. Page, now president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, visited March 17 to encourage students, ministers and community members.

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  • Frank Page addresses suicide epidemic

    February 3 2015 by Frank Michael McCormack, NOBTS communications | with 0 comments
    Frank Page addresses suicide epidemic

    According to the organization Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, 15 percent of people who are clinically depressed die by suicide. Ninety percent who die by suicide have an existing mental illness or substance abuse problem at the time of death. One in 65,000 children ages 10 to 14 die each year by suicide.

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  • Warrens help others 1 year after son’s suicide

    April 16 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Warrens help others 1 year after son’s suicide

    On the first anniversary of their son’s suicide, Saddleback Church founders Rick and Kay Warren are using the painful experience to uplift others, incorporating Facebook, YouTube, a mental health seminar and worship services scheduled at Saddleback campuses this Easter weekend.

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  • Suicide and salvation discussed by Frank Page

    November 7 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Suicide and salvation discussed by Frank Page

    Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, shares his struggles after his daughter committed suicide. Page talks with Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • Washington now leads in assisted suicides

    July 10 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Washington has become the No. 1 state for physician-assisted suicide. At least 83 people in Washington died in 2012 after taking lethal doses of drugs prescribed by doctors, the State Department of Health reported June 20. That total pushed Washington beyond Oregon, which has had legalized assisted suicide 12 years longer...

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  • Vermont legalizes assisted suicide

    May 22 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Legalized assisted suicide has moved from the Northwest to the Northeast and from the ballot box to the statehouse.

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  • Six states seek to legalize assisted suicide

    February 18 2013 by Angela Lu, World News Service | with 0 comments

    Six states – Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Kansas, Hawaii, and Massachusetts – are looking to pass bills legalizing assisted suicide, which has never made it through a legislature despite 122 attempts in 25 states. Physician-assisted suicide is legal only in Oregon and Washington state, and in both cases the law passed through ballot measures.

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  • Chaplains rescue jumpers from suicide

    January 31 2013 by Ava Thomas, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chaplains rescue jumpers from suicide

    For eight years, Ross Hardy has walked the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, England, among the thousands who travel there from around the world. Many come to take pictures. Some come to die. And by God’s grace and a keen eye, Hardy usually can tell the difference.

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  • Japanese businessman goes from high finance to homelessness

    TOKYO (BP)—Kiyoshi Sugioka entered the busy Tokyo train station in July 2009 with a single purpose in mind — to end his life. Dressed in a business suit and dress shirt, the 53-year-old man looked like any of the hundreds of Japanese businessmen crowding the station.

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