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Caring Ministry

"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28

Points of Light Ministry

The mission of Points of Light Ministry is to:
  •  Educate the church and community on mental health issues, depression, and suicide prevention.
  •  Make the church a safe place to discuss mental health issues by bringing awareness and reducing stigmas.
  •  Offer resources for those who struggle with depression as well as their loved ones, and provide support for survivors of suicide.

Support Group (open) - Christian Survivors of Suicide Loss

2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Room 214 (2nd floor of the education building, park on north side by the post office and enter through one of those doors)
Remaining 2019 meetings: September 9 and 23, October 14 and 28, November 11 and 25, December 9 and 23

Family and friends who have lost someone to suicide are invited to this support group. No registration required.
Contact: Terri Hartman, terri1913@gmail.com, 214.797.3511

Out of the Darkness Dallas Walk - Oct 26

We are joining the community of nearly 250,000 people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.  On Saturday, October 26, about 8 am we will be at Addison Circle Park getting ready for a 5K Walk for AFSP.  

Anyone in the area is invited to join our group and to walk with us, or be a virtual walker. Or pick a team member and support them financially. Walkers raising $150 or more you will earn a t-shirt.  The walk is for people who have lost loved ones to suicide, have attempted to end their own lives, and all those who want to make a difference, prevent suicide from happening to others, and end the stigmas surrounding mental health and depression.   https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/fumcr

Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

We believe God is all knowing and loves unconditionally. God cares about you, does not judge you based on your mental health, does not condemn you because of your illness or suicidal thoughts/attempts. God knows your suffering and your pain, walks with you on your journey through this darkness, even if you can’t feel God’s presence.

What should I do If I am considering suicide or harming myself? 

  •  Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255, toll-free and available 24/7, or TTY 1.800.799.4889. All calls are confidential.
  •  Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org .
  •  Text HOME to 741741 in the US to reach the Crisis Text Line, a free, confidential resource available 24/7.  A trained crisis counselor will respond to you with support and information.

People of faith struggle with Depression, too! What can I do?

ACE - Ask. Care. Embrace. Identify Risk. Prevent Suicide. The Columbia Lighthouse Project  LEARN MORE
How to Save a Life
- Know what to look for. Know what to do. Know where to get help. LEARN MORE 
Mental Health Resources for Texans from the Grant Halliburton Foundation LEARN MORE
Risk Factors and Warning Signs - Talk, Behavior, Mood. LEARN MORE

Additional Resources for Parents and Families

Some Things You Should Know About Preventing Teen Suicide - LEARN MORE 
Ten Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide - LEARN MORE 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - WEBSITE

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