Rebecca Juro remembers keeping her secret as far back as age 5. She felt different compared to other little boys in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood and, without anyone saying it, she understood being different was bad. “I knew my parents would not be excited to hear their son wanted to wear a dress,” she said.
In the past few decades religious leaders and communities of faith have shifted how they deal with suicide.
Half of the completed suicides in the United States in 2015 were carried out using a firearm, research shows. A program developed by gun owners and public health experts shows you can cut those numbers back with a simple approach.