On Suicide and Loss

Annually, over 38,000 Americans die by suicide each year, and within our congregation we have felt this loss. Recently, Rabbi Lustig spoke with Washington Jewish Week editor-in-chief Geoffrey Melada and senior writer Suzanne Pollak for a pair of articles about the impact of these losses and removing the stigma around mental illness.

Confronting Suicide, by Geoffrey Melada

The Pain Changes Your Life, by Suzanne Pollak

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, or if you’re supporting someone going through this difficult time, our clergy and staff are here, ready to listen and help. Please contact us. In addition to our clergy, there are many online resources, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and I am the Difference DC, which can provide support and information in times of crisis or need.