How to Counsel the Suicidal

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Author: Garrett Higbee


Counseling the suicidal is often one of the most difficult and sensitive type of counseling we will encounter.  What is our role and responsibility in their physical safety, confidentiality, and how do we biblically warn the suicidal person with a gentle yet effective deterrent to this type of thinking and behavior?  This session addresses the topic from a cultural and biblical perspective with some how to’s for the counselor who deals with someone contemplating suicide.

This is a session from the Biblical Counseling Training Conference hosted by Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana. 

People are looking for the hope that there are answers for their hurts, their difficulties, and the challenges they face. Since 1985, the Biblical Counseling Training Conference has been equipping ministry professionals and lay leaders to skillfully, confidently, and lovingly minister God's Word to those looking for answers.

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About the speaker: 

Garrett Higbee is the Executive Director of Harvest Bible Chapel’s Biblical Soul Care Ministries in Chicago; past president of Twelve Stones Ministries; board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition; visiting seminary professor; married with three children; B.A., Psychology, Purdue University; Psy.D., Psychology, Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology (Norfolk, VA).