September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the nation's tenth leading cause of death, and in 2020 alone nearly 45,000 people in the US died by suicide, with thousands more attempting to take their own lives. Countless others experience suicidal ideation due to depression, anxiety, addiction, and more, living for years in silent misery. The sad truth is that someone you know may be suffering. Our good friend Dr. Gregory Jantz is back to talk about what to do, what to say, and how to intervene if you suspect a friend or loved one is considering suicide. We talk about signs and symptoms, understanding the causes, and building the courage to step up and speak out. Resource – So Much to Live For: How to Provide Help and Hope to Someone Considering Suicide
Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, is the best-selling author of numerous books, including Hope, Help, and Healing for Eating Disorders plus, Healing Depression for Life. He is the founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., a leading health care facility in the Seattle, Washington, area specializing in whole-person care with mental health, chemical dependency, nutrition, and medical services.
Stan Guthrie, a licensed minister, is communications director for New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois, and an editor at large for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His books include, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century; The Seven Signs of Jesus: God’s Proof for the Open-Minded; God’s Story in 66 Verses; A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy; All That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us; and The Sacrament of Evangelism, with Jerry Root.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.