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September is Suicide Awareness Month.

By Nancy Flory, The Stream, September 16, 2022

Nancy Flory, Ph.D., is a senior editor at The Stream. You can follow her @NancyFlory3, and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.

Jay Lowder was 21 years old when he pulled back the hammer and put the pistol to his head. “It’s gotten real,” he thought, as he described it later. He’d sunk into a black hole of hopelessness. “It was just being in a place that you feel like you can’t escape. That there’s really no hope for tomorrow.”

“It’s not that people want to die,” he explained. “It’s just that they don’t want to live.” Suicide attempt survivor Jay Lowder spoke with The Stream about his journey from deep depression and thoughts of suicide to a life of hope and a thriving ministry. Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries now reaches people for Christ through live events, training, television and crusades. …

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