Tag Archive: #suicide

September is Suicide Awareness Month

Posted on September 5, 2023
September is Suicide Awareness Month. Here is information on signs to look for, what to do, and who to call get help, for yourself or a loved one who may be contemplating suicide or dealing with loss. Click the graphic [read more...]

Opposing Assisted Suicide Training

Posted on January 10, 2023
Legislation that seeks to legalize assisted-suicide is coming to Illinois. You can learn how to talk to lawmakers and oppose this legislation. Join Bob Gilligan, Executive Director, Catholic Conference of Illinois, and Dawn Fitzpatrick, Senior Coordinator, Human Dignity/Solidarity, Archdiocese of Chicago, [read more...]

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Posted on September 5, 2022
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the new Suicide & Crisis Lifeline which is now active throughout the U.S. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to [read more...]

Suicide Stops Here!

Posted on August 29, 2022
Save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide by joining the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk. Our multi-Parish Mental Health Awareness ministry (including St. Edna, St. James and Our Lady of the Wayside), [read more...]

Dial 988 for Mental Health Support

Posted on July 12, 2022
Beginning July 16, anyone experiencing a mental health crisis, emotional distress, or suicidal thoughts is encouraged to call, text, or chat 988. You’ll be connected to trained counselors who will listen, provide support, and connect you to resources if necessary. [read more...]

LOSS Quilt on Display

Posted on May 17, 2022
Our Lady of the Wayside’s Mental Health Ministry will be displaying a quilt from the LOSS Program in the Gathering Place foyer.  LOSS, the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide, provides a warm, nurturing network of other survivors, educates members [read more...]

5 Warning Signs of Suicide

Posted on May 9, 2022
If you, or someone you care about, shows some of these signs, don’t dismiss it. Seek help.   **For a list of excellent resources, visit Our Lady of the Wayside’s Meeting Mental Health with Grace resources page: CLICK HERE.

Death With Dignity

Posted on October 21, 2021
Meet Lizz Lovett who bravely faced terminal cancer, knowing her story would end in the loving arms of Our Father. Source: Ascension Press October is Respect Life month. We pray for the dignity of all who suffer from terminal or debilitating [read more...]

Help Prevent Suicide: 5 STEPS

Posted on September 24, 2021
You can help prevent suicide.  Take action with these 5 STEPS… During the month of September, we remember and pray for those who are struggling with feelings of depression, isolation, emptiness, and/or hopelessness, and who may be contemplating suicide. We [read more...]