This is sad and heartbreaking. Pastor Rick Warren’s son, who has reportedly long dealt with mental illness, committed suicide. I couldn’t imagine having to deal with what this family is going through right now. I don’t know Rick Warren or his family but I’m sure that they are in desperate need of prayers and support right now.
The youngest son of Pastor Rick Warren has committed suicide, according to a family statement released Saturday.
Matthew Warren, 27, took his life following a lifelong battle with mental illness, Warren and his wife, Kay, said in the statement.
“No words can express the anguished grief we feel right now,” the statement said.
In the statement, Rick Warren said his son struggled from birth with mental illness, “dark holes of depression, and even suicidal thoughts.”
“In spite of America’s best doctors, meds, counselors, and prayers for healing, the torture of mental illness never subsided,” he wrote. “Today, after a fund evening together with Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his own life.”
April 7, 2013 at 7:12 pm
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
May God hold all the family in his loving arms.
April 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm
"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and make perpetual Light to shine upon him."
April 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY!
Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon him and may he rest in peace…..
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You,
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your kingdom come!
…..caught up in the loving arms of Jesus!…….
April 7, 2013 at 8:53 pm
On this Divine Mercy Sunday we ask Our Lord to shed His mercy on this troubled soul and his family. As Catholics, we understand God's Mercy in a way when taught to other Christians is always enlightening. We pray for this Mercy to help this family.
April 8, 2013 at 5:06 am
Read a profoundly moving insight into depression and suicide in the wake of this young man's death.
April 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm
in the Sacred Heart of Jesus