Ministry Blog

Category: Mental Health

LOVE LIFE: Coping by Cutting - Understanding and Engaging A Student Who Is Cutting

2/14/2020 in Category Education, Mental Health, Staff, Warren Mainard, Youth Ministry

By Warren Mainard and Mark Haug

When a student is discovered to be engaged in a practice of cutting or self-harm, it is important for youth leaders and parents to understand the relationship... More

LOVE LIFE: 8 Thinking Errors Common Among Suicidal Students

2/6/2020 in Category Education, General Blog, Mental Health, Staff, Warren Mainard, Youth Ministry

By Warren Mainard and Mark Haug

In the complex labyrinth of teen mental health, a significant factor in the progression toward teen suicide is cognitive distortions, or “thinking... More

LOVE LIFE: Engaging with Suicidal Students

1/21/2020 in Category Education, Mental Health, Staff, Warren Mainard, Youth Ministry

By Warren Mainard and Mark Haug

You have noticed some warning signs that a student may be having suicidal ideations.  You take a step to engage in a deeper conversation about what the... More

LOVE LIFE: Breaking the Code of Silence

1/20/2020 in Category Education, Mental Health, Staff, Warren Mainard, Youth Ministry

By Warren Mainard and Mark Haug

While there are cases when a student chooses to die by suicide without any warning, in most situations, there are warning signs that parents and youth workers... More

LOVE LIFE: Suicide in Seattle - 16 Risk Factors

12/12/2019 in Category Education, Mental Health, Staff, Warren Mainard, Youth Ministry

By Warren Mainard and Mark Haug

Suicide is a complex issue and there are no simple answers.  There are however, a number of risk factors that can contribute to a set of circumstances that... More