One Lamb: Suicide

09.25 | Healing and Hope with Iris Bolton
Join us as Iris Bolton, from both personal and professional experience, gently guides us along hopeful pathways of grief. Iris is a Mental Health counselor, Director Emeritus-Link Counseling Center, and author of My Son…My Son: A Guide to Healing after Death, Loss, or Suicide.
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Book Review “My Son…My Son…” | Ray Segars
This is a very personal narrative of one who dealt with the tragic loss of a precious loved one.  While it was written forty years ago, it has been revised and still has very relevant truths and resources for those dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one regardless of where it is suicide or another cause.  She provides an accurate description of the journey, the feelings that come with it, and strategies of how to deal with the grief.  I recommend this book to anyone dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one.
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Video “My Ascension” | Emma Benoit Story
A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. My Ascension is a feature length documentary that chronicles Emma's inspiring journey and quest to walk again, as she works to bring Hope Squad, a school-based suicide prevention program, to Louisiana. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts, and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can be done to prevent it.
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Book Review “The Boy Between” | Susan Thigpen
This book published in 2020 is a memoir by both mother and son about the son’s (and family’s) journey through depression. The dedication of the book reads “My dedication is for all those who are living with depression. For all those who are thinking about or who have thought that suicide might be the best option. I am proof that there is a life to be lived after depression and a life to be lived with depression – though it might not always feel like it. Don’t give up. – Josh”
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Our Hope

In order to normalize and destigmatize mental health concerns, the One Lamb Initiative strives to make mental wellness an ongoing conversation.  One Lamb explores various topics regarding mental health and provides educational resources, inspirational stories, spiritual guidance, and small group lessons.  In doing so, we hope to nurture mental wellness through a community of connection, support, and spiritual growth.


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