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May 16, 2014
Lighthouse Network's Weekly eNews Update

Featured in this issue:
  • News: Suicide is 10th Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
  • Identify the Warning Signs of Addiction
  • Addiction and Mental Health Awareness Bracelets
  • Featured Resource: Edging Forward DVD Series
  • Free Stepping Stones Devotional

Suicide is 10th Leading Cause of Death in U.S.;
Someone Commits Suicide Every 14 Minutes

Every 14 minutes, someone in the United States chooses to end his or her life-105 lives every day. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America, and a main risk factor for suicide is struggling with mental illness.

"Many who have committed suicide or attempted to take their own life see no way out of the pain, depression and hopelessness they are feeling," said Lighthouse Network's Dr. Karl Benzio. "Counseling and treatment CAN help, especially treatment options with a Christian and biblical focus. For example, the Bible is full of hope, as evidenced in verses such as Jeremiah 29:11: 'For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.' When we discover, acknowledge and treat mental issues and mental illness, we have a greater chance of preventing suicide from happening, and restoring hope for our loved ones." Continue reading...

Identify the Warning Signs of Addiction

The Lighthouse Network wants to provide people with help using our free resources. Call our 24 hour free helpline at 1-844-LIFE-CHANGE and speak with one of our compassionate Care Guides waiting to talk with you.

5 Levels of Substance Abuse

Take the Quiz: Are You a User or an Addict?

Behavioral Warning Signs of Alcohol or Substance Abuse

Take an Alcohol / Drug Addiction Self-Assessment Test

Addiction and Mental Health Awareness Bracelets

Mental health challenges remain cloaked in mystery and stigma; little is known about the true nature of such illnesses. Those who suffer need our support so they and their families do not feel alone.

That's why we created our signature addiction and mental health awareness bracelets. Anyone can wear one as a reminder to call, pray for, or support friends or family members who have mental illness and need our support.

This bracelet is a beautiful way to show support and bring awareness and comfort to someone who is living with mental illness now.

Click here for more information or to order.

Edging Forward DVD Series
Mastering the Art of Godly Decision Making

Edging Forward is a nautical term that describes inch-by-inch progress and methodical advance toward your destination by repeated small strategic movements.

Life's storms pound us, pushing us backward, so how will we reach our destination? Deciding to become Disciples of Christ, we have made commitments in our hearts and minds to live God-honoring lives, but nobody teaches us how, so we struggle in our journey. Edging Forward teaches you how to navigate these storms and thrive.

Edging Forward, a unique and groundbreaking eight-lesson (25 min. each) series by Christian Psychiatrist, Karl Benzio MD, equips you with the key concepts to understand, apply, and master the skills for Godly decision-making, helping you reach your goals of Godly fulfillment and the Mind of Christ.

Click here for more information or to order.

Free Stepping Stones Devotional

Click here to receive The Stepping Stones Daily Devotional, which will encourage and challenge you while helping you grow in your daily walk with God.

If you or someone you love needs help, call our FREE 24/7 Lighthouse Network addiction and counseling helpline, 1-844-LIFE-CHANGE.

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About Lighthouse Network:

Lighthouse Network is a Christian-based, non-profit organization that offers an addiction and mental health counseling helpline providing treatment options and resources to equip people and organizations with the skills necessary to shine God's glory to the world, stand strong on a solid foundation in the storms of their own lives, and provide guidance and safety to others experiencing stormy times, thus impacting their lives, their families and the world.

Lighthouse Network offers help through two main service choices:
  • Lighthouse Life Change Helpline (1-844-LIFE-CHANGE), a 24-hour free, national crisis call center, where specialists (Care Guides) help callers understand and access customized treatment options.
  • Life Growth and self-help training resources for daily life, including online and DVD series and training events to help individuals achieve their potential.

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