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24. Why We Need 988 with Oscar Destruge

24. Why We Need 988 with Oscar Destruge

September is suicide prevention month.

If you are in a crisis, please call or text 988, the U.S. national suicide and crisis lifeline. Or, visit 988lifeline.org and start a live chat.

This episode features a conversation with retired pastor and author Oscar Destruge. He courageously shares his story of loss and despair that nearly led him to take his own life. Oscar offers suggestions to encourage listeners to remember that God loves them and has a purpose for their lives, regardless of circumstances. It is important to find help in times of need.

Oscar L. Destruge Pastor Author Speaker

Emails: OscarDestruge@PastorOscarDestruge.com or Juan316@aol.com

Website: PastorOscarDestruge.com

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Available in English, Spanish and Greek, paperback and Kindle.

Podcast/YouTube Show – Mental Health and Faith: A Closer Look

Caroline S. Cooper, Certified Peer Specialist in Mental Health, MS in Theology

Caroline is a writer, speaker, and podcast host. She leads a mental health support group in her church. She is passionate about providing mental health education and information to her community, her friends and family, and through social media.

You can also subscribe to the podcast version on many podcast players or on Caroline’s podcast website: https://mental-health-a-closer-look.blubrry.net/

Mental Health and Faith: A Closer Look is also a YouTube program/podcast!  Please subscribe to Caroline’s YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@InGodsCornerMinistry

Please email your comments, questions, or suggestions to caroline@ingodscorner.org

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Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

(c) 2023 In God’s Corner Ministry

14. How to Write Your Story (Part 2)

14. How to Write Your Story (Part 2)

Preparing to write

This episode is part 2 in a 2-part series. If you have not listened to part 1, Episode 13, please check it out for some great information to help you prepare for writing. You will learn six reasons why writing your story can be beneficial based on what we read in the Bible. That episode also identifies three principles to aid in the writing experience so you will produce an authentic, inspiring, and hope-filled story. Those principles are: (1) be honest, (2) have courage, and (3) rely on faith.

Writing your story of recovery

Caroline recommends this six-step approach to organizing your thoughts and creating your autobiographical story.  In this podcast, Caroline shares details and examples from her own life to aid listeners in writing about their own journey through hardship and into recovery. The steps are:

  1. Introduction
  2. Before the Fall
  3. Finding Hope – the turning point
  4. Experiencing Transformation
  5. Recognizing Victories
  6. Conclusion

Steps 3-5 are the heart of the story and represent the Cycle of Recovery that Caroline identified in her own recovery process.

Crisis Lines

  • Nationwide (USA) Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline: Call Or Text:  988
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: (800)-662-HELP [4357]
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
  • National Child Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233
  • National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or Text to 838255
  • National LGBT Help Line: 888-843-4564

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7. Mental Health Resources at MHAH

7. Mental Health Resources at MHAH

Mental Health Resources at Mental Health America of the Heartland

Sue Crain Lewis is the President/CEO of Mental Health America of the Heartland, the local office of the nationwide Mental Health America nonprofit. Sue’s compassion is her strongest attribute in serving the needs of persons living with mental illness as well as their families and the community at large.

“Recovery is inevitable with the right treatment and supports.” — Lewis

With services ranging from offering educational workshops, providing housing for the homeless, and sharing information on public mental health policies, you may be surprised at all that Mental Health America of the Heartland has to offer. Be ready to take some notes as you listen! Or, check out their website at www.mhah.org.

The national organization – Mental Health America: www.mha.org

Caroline would love to hear from you!

Please send your comments, questions, and suggestions about this or any episode to Caroline at caroline@ingodscorner.org.

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4. Suicide, Faith, and Why Life is Worth Living

4. Suicide, Faith, and Why Life is Worth Living

Caroline interviews Terri Cooley-Bennett, a social worker with over 30 years of experience in the field. . . and Caroline’s sister. September is suicide prevention month. Terri shares valuable information on warning signs and how to respond to an individual at risk. They also discuss the role faith can play in the recovery and healing process. You’ll want to listen to the end to hear Terri finish sharing a case study of one of her clients who had thoughts of suicide. Life is worth living!

NATIONWIDE SUICIDE AND CRISIS LIFELINE – CALL OR TEXT 9-8-8 

For more information on 9-8-8 and a list of national local Kansas City area mental health resources, visit the Mental Health Resources page on Caroline’s website. http://www.ingodscorner.org

Caroline would love to hear from you! You can reach her at caroline@ingodscorner.org.

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