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Keywords

suicide, suicidology, suicide prevention, biblical psychology, narratives

 

Authors

  1. Jones, Elizabeth

Abstract

A challenge in preventing suicide is to provide a person hope so that she or he can see that suicide is not the only way out. Narratives or stories from varied sources can be a helpful tool to assist patients in putting a confusing or frightening reality into some sort of framework. Whatever one's theological preference, biblical narratives can place untenable events into a positive, hopeful mental framework, helping people make structure and sense out of seeming chaos.