Robin Williams’ tragic death leaves many unanswered questions. The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod offers help with understanding the issues of suicide, depression and mental illness — view the resources.
Also available for free download is a 100-page book by author and LCMS pastor Todd Peperkorn. This book offers a rare glimpse into a pastor’s personal journey through depression while remaining reliant upon God’s grace. Please share these free resources with your friends, and join us in praying for all who suffer from depression and despair:
“All-merciful Father, You sent Your Son into our flesh to carry our sorrows and bear our heart-aches. Remember in His name all Your children who suffer from depression and from other emotional or physical distress. By Your Spirit, we pray, bring Your light to their darkness and Your healing to their hearts. Comfort them with that peace that You alone give through the gracious promises of Your Word and holy sacraments. Strengthen them and sustain them each day, granting health and wholeness according to Your gracious will and infinite mercy; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.”