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Suicide Prevention Week: You are loved beyond measure

By Uncle David Nicholas It has been 101 days and 100 nights since my nephew, Cole Austin left us. 101 days of struggles and questions. 100 nights accompanied by the palpable presence of God’s nearness. 101 days of grace granted, and compassion conveyed from God, friends, family and strangers. 100 nights have passed, placing us in the middle of...

Sweet boy, I wish I had all the answers

I have really been struggling this month. There are so many questions I just don’t have the answers for these days. My precious nephew Cole Austin died a month ago, for reasons no clearer today than they were then. My son wants to know why Cole hurt himself, and my daughter wants to know why Jesus “took him” from her. It is hard to explain to Little Son that we don’t know why and probably never will. But my son...