Spirituality Is a Powerful Tool in Suicide Prevention

Because hope is something we can’t live without

David H. Rosmarin
Elemental
Published in
3 min readNov 27, 2019

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WWhen John presented to McLean Hospital, he raised almost every red flag in the book for suicide risk. As a Caucasian, middle-aged male with chronic depression, a history of substance dependence, ongoing marital struggles, multiple medical conditions, significant physical pain, and access to…

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David H. Rosmarin
Elemental

Director of the McLean Hospital Spirituality & Mental Health Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School