Year: 1986 Source: The Interpreter, (January-February 1986), p.16-17 SIEC No: 19960143

Suicide among young people has risen 300% in 30 years. Ways that churches & communities can tackle the problem are: Educate yourself & your congregation about suicide among young people, its causes & warning signs; Communicate a Christian perspective of hope & help young people see hope in their own future by discussing their dreams for tomorrow; Refer young people to others who can help (professional counselor or other caring adult); Have phone numbers of a crisis hotline available.