Christian singer Jamie Grace who stars in the new PureFlix TV series “The Beverlys” has a message for anyone who’s struggling with depression or suicidal ideation.
“I’ve been there,” Grace said about her own battles with depression and suicidal thoughts in a recent interview with The Christian Post.
“I know it may seem in this moment that going away and leaving all of your troubles behind is the only option. I know that it might feel hopeless sometimes because of the things that people say, the things that they do, or even the things that our minds tell us when we are in a dark place.
“But please, do me a favor. Breathe in. Now, breathe out.
“Know that if you were able to take those two simple steps, there is hope! Because where there is breath, there is always hope, even when it feels like all hope is gone. You don’t have to feel hopeful to stay. But you do have to know that if you do stay, you will find hope again,” the Dove Award-winning singer who was discovered by TobyMac in 2010, said.
A study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics showed that the suicide rate among children ages 10 to 14 has nearly tripled from 2007 to 2017. The data also revealed that the suicide rate among older teenagers increased by 76 percent between 2007 and 2017.
According to the report, suicide was the second leading cause of death for children aged 10 to 14, teenagers 15 to 19, and young adults aged 20 to 24.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law