Year: 1972 Source: Pastoral Psychology, (February 1972), p.33-40 SIEC No: 19830266

Argues for emphasis on prevention, as opposed to intervention, by broadening values of hope in society. Suicide is viewed as essentially rooted in a sense of hopelessness. The church’s model needs to include: analysis of emotional & social roots underlying suicide problems in our culture; church’s unique resources, centered in the concept of resurrection, to address the underlying factors; confrontation of the developmental dimension by employing the church’s access to person at all life stages.