Luke and Joel Smallbone of For King and Country discuss the story behind their song, “God Only Knows.” They offer their thoughts about the roots of teen suicide and the need for greater connection with friends and family members.
Alive to Thrive is a biblical guide to preventing teen suicide. Anyone who interacts with teens can learn how to help prevent suicidal thinking through sound practical and clinical advice, and more importantly, biblical principles that will provide a young person with hope in Christ.
For more information on Alive to Thrive, a FREE resource on suicide prevention from Focus on the Family, go to http://bit.ly/2m8dbnf.
If you or someone you know has reached this site while in need of immediate crisis help, we recommend you call 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency room for professional medical and mental health assistance. The 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can also be reached at 1-800-273-8255 or via online chat. This 24/7 line is a referral, and not a service of Focus on the Family.
Once you have made arrangements for medical care for your loved one or spoken with a trained mental health provider and developed a plan for assistance, contact trusted friends, family members and/or pastors so you can receive support and encouragement. Don’t try to cope with this alone.