Tag: suicide prevention

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





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

5. Youth at Risk and Finding Hope

5. Youth at Risk and Finding Hope

This podcast features an interview with Kirsti Millar, licensed counselor and suicide prevention specialist at ReDiscover in the Greater Kansas City area. Kirsti shares important information about forming relationships and having conversations with youth  at risk of developing suicidal thoughts or completing suicide. This is crucial information in today’s world. Caroline begins the podcast by sharing some encouraging words and sombre statistics. After the interview portion, the podcast concludes with a simple reading of Scriptures to uplift the listeners after this challenging topic.

9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Please share Scriptures you use for comfort and encouragement! I will add them to a list I am compiling for my website.  Email scriptures and any comments to caroline@ingodscorner.org.

Caroline S. Cooper



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!


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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