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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

Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

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.

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 .
  •  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?

TAG - Take it seriously, Ask questions, Get help. Learn More 
How to Save a Life - Know what to look for. Know what to do. Know where to get help. Learn More 
This is What Depression Looks Like - You can only see it if you know what to look for. 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

Support Group - Christian Survivors of Suicide Loss

4th Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Mays Hall

2019 - Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, no May meeting, June 24, July 29, Aug 26, Sept 30, Oct 28, no Nov or Dec meeting

Family and friends who have lost someone to suicide are invited to this support group.
Contact: Terri Hartman, , 214.797.3511

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