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Suicide is never easy to discuss. Scripturally the Bible views suicide as equal to murder, which is what it is—self-murder. God is the only one who is to decide when and how a person should die. We should say with the psalmist, “My times are in your hands” (Psalm 31:15). God is the giver of life. He gives, and He takes away (Job 1:21). Suicide, the taking of one’s own life, is ungodly because it rejects God’s gift of life. No man or woman should presume to take God’s authority upon themselves to end his or her own life.

Research, published this spring  in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, shows that from 1993 to 2012, there were a total of 657 kids in the age group who killed themselves in the U.S.; 84% were boys and 16% were girls. Overall, the suicide rate was stable over the nearly 20-year period, yet the rate among black children significantly rose while the rate among white children dropped.

It’s a sensitive subject but the new movie ‘Hope Bridge‘ takes you into the story of a Native American young man and his internal struggle.

After his father’s shocking suicide, Jackson (Booboo Stewart) begins a search for the truth behind the devastating decision his father made. A violent outburst at school crosses his path with a counselor, Eric (Kevin Sorbo) who wants to help Jackson deal with his grief, and Sophie (Rebeca Robles,) a girl with a troubled past of her own.

With Sophie’s assistance, Jackson travels down a twisting road leading to a decades-old secret that could destroy him. As Eric’s guidance falls on deaf ears, Jackson’s quest for answers is only breeding more questions. Will he be doomed to repeat the same cycle, or will he choose to journey forward and find hope for his future?

The movie is more than just a good christian tale. This one  delivers a good story that handles the subject of suicide with tender hands  during a timely moment in our society.

The reality is that suicide is sometimes thought of as an internal problem someone must have been dealing with. Yet today, more than ever, we have begun to see the external toll & radius of impact that it has. suicide surrounds friends, families, communities, schools, industries, countries and our world… every 40 seconds.

Get this dvd and watch with your family. It may save someone’s life.

Watch the trailer

If you or someone you love is needs help don’t hesitate to get help. Reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can call for  free, 24-hour assistance. 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Make sure that you read 4 Lies About Suicide.

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