Posts Tagged ‘suicide’

River Region Spotlight : One Life

  We love to share and connect you with organizations that are making a positive impact for Christ in Kentuckiana! This week, we are talking with Joel Jackson who is the founder and lead singer of One Life.  One Life is a band that stands for suicide awareness and prevention through faith in Jesus.  They believe that everyone has a purpose for their life-given by God.  Connect with One Life … Continue reading

Today’s Photo Op Takes a Serious Turn

Photo Op is where Wally confiscates our phones and makes us tell the story of the last photo we took. Today, that led to an important conversation about a girl named Chelsea…. Left: As a kid, I loved matching my mom. As a teen, nothing embarrassed me more. As an adult, I’m back to twinning with her as she and I bought matching shirts at an outlet mall. -Bekah Middle: I was at Walmart the… … Continue reading

Zach Williams talks Life-Changing Songs, Beards, and Brand New Music

It’s no secret that music can move our hearts in powerful ways. That’s Jacob’s story. He was ready to end it all when God told him to turn on the radio. A Zach Williams song was playing, and everything changed. When we shared Jacob’s story with Zach, we were surprised to find out that Zach had a similar experience 7 years ago. We also talked about Zach’s new music and played a fun round of… … Continue reading

The We Are Messengers/Lil Jon Remix You Didn’t Know You Needed

Betty Rock does some of the world’s best impersonations (according to her), so we decided to use her Lil Jon impression to jazz up the We Are Messengers song “Maybe It’s Ok.” Darren could barely hold it together enough to sing along. Darren also talked about taking the hope of songs like “Maybe It’s Ok” to every human by performing in non-traditional venues while on tour. Plus, he covers a serious topic that touches Wally’s… … Continue reading

How Mandisa Overcame Depression and Thoughts of Suicide

We love Mandisa and how infectiously happy she is–in both her songs and in person. But what a lot of people don’t know is that her song “Overcomer” began a downward spiral into a deep depression that even led to thoughts of taking her own life. Overcomer was inspired by Mandisa’s friend Kisha who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kisha lost her battle and went to be with Jesus which hit Mandisa hard: “It shook the foundation… … Continue reading

Here’s Proof that a Song Can Save a Life

Music has power to reach into people’s lives in the moment they need it most and new artist Darren from We Are Messengers has seen this first hand with his new song “Everything Comes Alive.” Darren shares why he is so passionate about sharing his story and his music with people! … Continue reading

Dear Brittany: Why We Don’t Have To Be So Afraid of Dying & Suffering that We Choose Suicide

You may have read the poignant & powerful, CNN front-page story of cancer patient Brittany Maynard, 29, who has scheduled her death for Nov. 1? Come November 1, Maynard plans to take a pill given to her by her doctors as she wants to choose her own death and avoid hospice and the suffering her brain-tumor cancer may entail — Her story-gone-viral speaks of her plan to swallow the pill and choose death on her… … Continue reading

5 Facts About Suicide That Will Break Your Heart

September is National Suicide Prevention Month We want to do our part to help raise the awareness here in South Florida. You can get involved by participating in the upcoming “Out of the Darkness Walk” which is being put on by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Saturday September 27th at 10am (Check-In begins at 8:30am) John Prince Park in Lake Worth For more information visit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or call Adriane Cantwell… … Continue reading

E-MESS: I lost my daughter

I’m sorry to bother you with this selfish question. My only child, 27 years old, died 9/9/13 due to medical malpractice. In FL the only ones that can sue for malpractice are spouses and dependent children. My daughter had neither so the doctor got away with it. My daughter was handicapped since birth and my best friend. I’m trying my best to keep functioning, but it’s not working. I miss a lot of work days,… … Continue reading

E-MESS: Music is better than cutting

Hey Wally, I just wanted to let you know what your show has done for me. About 4 years ago I started cutting. Life at home wasn’t good and I had no other way to escape. I was 13. I’m 16 now. My dad is a preacher and religion was always forced to me, I never had an option. When my parents found out about my cutting, my mother told me that God could never… … Continue reading