My Friend Is Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide

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Sixteen-year-old Kevin Colvin, burdened by his parent's fighting, the recent death of his best friend and slipping grades, despairs that he's just "a waste of space on this planet. Is this a passing thought or is he about to seriously contemplate suicide?

Do you know any students like Kevin who are caught in the downward emotional spiral of disappointment to discouragement to despair? What can you say or do to help? What do they need most right now? Perhaps more than any time in...

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Overview

Sixteen-year-old Kevin Colvin, burdened by his parent's fighting, the recent death of his best friend and slipping grades, despairs that he's just "a waste of space on this planet. Is this a passing thought or is he about to seriously contemplate suicide?

Do you know any students like Kevin who are caught in the downward emotional spiral of disappointment to discouragement to despair? What can you say or do to help? What do they need most right now? Perhaps more than any time in their lives they need a "911 friend"-a friend who "…is always loyal and a brother [and sister who] is born to help in time of need" (Prov. 17:17).

Through the aid of a gripping true-to-life story, Josh McDowell along with Ed Stewart offers biblical insights and practical instruction on what your friend can do when plagued with passing thoughts of ending it all. But more importantly, you will discover how to become a true source of help and encouragement to lift him or her from discouragement and despair. This book is designed for you to read first and then give to your friend.

And if you are that person struggling with despair, you can learn how to find that light at the end of the dark tunnel you seem to be in. For you will discover how important you are to God and to those around you, especially to the friend who gave you this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849937927
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/17/2000
  • Series: Friendship 911 Series
  • Pages: 68
  • Sales rank: 1,464,757
  • Age range: 10 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh McDowell is an internationally known speaker and author. He is a traveling representative of Campus Crusade for Christ speaking to more than ten million young people. Josh has authored or coauthored more than120 books. Josh and his wife, Dottie, have four grown children.

Veteran writer Ed Stewart is the author or co-author of numerous Christian books. He began writing fiction for youth as a co-author with Josh McDowell. He has since authored four suspense novels for adults. Ed and his wife, Carol, live in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    Suicide review

    I just had a recent issue with myself and suicide.Then i just had an issue with a friend of mine and the first thing i thought about going to for information was this book.the only i didnt really enjoy was all the god stuff. It helped in all categories from what to do to wat to say. And there is a story that goes with it and in between theres answers to wat to do if you were in seans position

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Is this book good for me .....

    Ok im emo and have been to the hospital before because o stabed myself in the leg before because my well at least i though was my bff but turmed out she just used me to get closer to my bf anf my other friends and other things so i jeed some advoce acorrding to my boy friend and parents would this help me plz let me lnow.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    I NEED THIS BOOK

    My friend is dealing with thoughts like these and I'm helping herbthe best I can and it is STILL not working!!!! If only my stepmom hadn't put this stupid lock on my Nook!!!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Suicide

    A permenet solution to a temperary problem

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    I think everyone ...

    I think everyone should read this book (or any other sucide book) whether they thought about commiting sucide or have even thought about thinking that one of thier family members or friends might consider commiting sucide ...not from personal experience or anything but they will probably resent you for a while . But they will eventually come to common sense and thank/forgive you for saving thier live...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    To help

    Help,you need Jesus

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    To Lilith

    You poor baby!!! I am so sorry, but i am glad you are getting better! If you need anyone to talk to, anyone at all, reply to Julietta

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Yoy dont get it...

    Struggling with self harm and these thoughts are not things ww want!!!! We have a hard time finding the strength to get out of bed an eat and go to school and other normal things. Think of it as I do, a demon taking over your mind and telling you that you are better off dead. Its not a good thing and NOT something to joke about.
    Lilith- Clean for one month as of June 20th

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    I don't get........

    I'm sorry, but i don't get why people do this stuff!!! I just want everyone to b happy, and LIVE THEIR LIFE!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Jesu

    Im talking about jesus! The earlier comment about u needing him and rthats a fact! That was me amd i meant jesus christ my savior and urbsavior

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Tap here

    Umm k so people who are trying to tell us that suicidal is not a good choice well if your deppressed that is the choice for us

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    To below

    But us suicidals feel like life is pointless. (Help me)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Hey people! Tap here!

    Dont commit suicide! Live your life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Jello

    I like the fact there r people out there to try to help. Iv thought about suiside many times because i felt all alown and the fact no one really loved me i mean they say stuff like they will miss me and all but they never really show there love and then my brother tried to comite suiside but his friend stoped him sad haw his friends cair more then our own family but some times people cant help you just have to hope they dont go threw with it cuz you can never know how they really feel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Finally

    A book bout suisaidal thoughts its perfect for conselersab

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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