WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — The Aug. 11 death of actor-comedian and Chicago-native Robin Williams has reignited questions about suicide, which is now the 10th leading cause of death in America.
Counselors say it is often accompanied by factors such as mental or other illnesses, substance abuse, the pain of social disconnect and other underlying problems.
Here is a list of some organizations and their websites with resources on suicide prevention and help for families experiencing the death a loved one by suicide:
— Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide, or LOSS, an entity of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Help keep Catholic media free, support CatholicPhilly.com
You may have noticed “pay walls” greeting you when you visit the websites of newspapers and magazines, both large and small. These mechanisms allow you to read a few articles for free before you’ve got to pay an annual fee if you want to see more.
You won’t find a pay wall on CatholicPhilly.com because we’re more than a news organization. We’re informing, inspiring and forming readers in the Catholic faith every day through the news, features and commentaries that we post on this site and share across social media.
It costs money to provide high-quality coverage of the local Catholic communities we primarily serve, while also distributing national and world news of interest to Catholics, plus the orthodox teachings of the Catholic faith.
Help us in this mission by making a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
or by credit card: