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Cups of Tea Save 160 Suicidal People

Don Ritchie has lived beside a cliff used for suicidal jumps for 50 years. Every time someone approaches the cliff, he goes out to make sure they don’t ...


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How a Hippie Became a Presbyterian Pastor

In CT magazine, Gregory E. Reynolds, shares how he went from being a hippie to a pastor:

I grew up in a liberal Congregational church. During my junior ...

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Passerby Talks Suicidal Man Down from Edge of Bridge

Anthony Brown was driving across a bridge over Interstate 40 when he spotted a stranger in distress. Brown said, “My first thought was I needed ...


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During Depression, Faith Reminded Him How to Live

Michael Gerson, a former presidential speechwriter, delivered a sermon at Washington National Cathedral in which he talked about being hospitalized for ...


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Japan Appoints ‘Loneliness Minister’

Japan has appointed a "Minister of Loneliness" to try and reduce loneliness and social isolation among its residents as the country deals with ...


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Man Turns Land into Place Where Fellow Veterans Can Heal

John Mahshie said he felt “alone and isolated” after leaving the Air Force in 2008, yet “sucked it up and pressed on.” He knew ...


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Expert on Happiness Takes His Own Life

More than 40 years ago, a scholar and researcher in the psychology of happiness named Philip Brickman helped publish one of the first scientific studies ...


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Death Row Last Meal: The Futility of Pleasure

Viktor Frankl was an Austrian Holocaust survivor, neurologist, psychiatrist, and author. His writings on man’s search for meaning in the face of ...


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People Share Positive Things That Happened Because Of The Pandemic

After Abraham Walker’s older brother was shot and killed in a home invasion, he decided to move his family from New Orleans to Northern Virginia. ...


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Stop Being Ashamed of Weakness

Ian Marcus Corbin from Harvard Medical School has interviewed numerous stroke patients. He observes that far too many stroke patients "consign themselves ...


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