How does God respond to suicide? More Words on Mental Health

1 Kings 19:4-28 and Romans 8:31-39

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But [Elijah] himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: ‘It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.’ Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep.
— 1 Kings 19:4-5a (NRSV)

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