It’s been a strange few days. After I wrote a piece about my anxiety story I was reminded of a man in ministry who took his own life recently. I remembered hearing about it, through little blips on my social media feed, but I had not paid much attention to it myself. Yes, it was sad. Yes, it was close. But it was not close enough. Or maybe it was, and I was too busy to notice and now I had written something so close to that core to be almost comedic.
After that, I took to the internet. In looking for an article about the incident, I stumbled upon what google was showing us: there is a problem, even among Pastors.
And so I continued to look around to find something that I could share to help. I think I found just that. In this video from Mark Henick, he talks about suicide, our mental health, and how everything around us affects that mental health. If you are suffering – or know someone who is – you owe it to yourself to watch it. Share it with your friends, family, and social circles. Let’s not be silent.