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: 

Dr. Garrett Higbee was trained as a clinical psychologist with a specialty in marriage and family counseling, but had a radical conversion in 1992 which led him to trust in Christ and His Word for all things related to life and counseling.  He has over twenty years of experience using the Scriptures to counsel couples, families, and youth and is dedicated to training those who lead and counsel others in Biblical soul care. Garrett is a frequent conference speaker and a contributing author for several biblical counseling books.  Additionally, he has created several Biblical Soul Care training resources focused on small group discipleship.

Garrett and his wife Tammy have three children.