I was shocked last week to hear that the second leading cause of death among college students is suicide. Furthermore, I read that as many as 50% of college students have thought about suicide with 15% of them seriously considering it.
That’s heartbreaking and after thinking about it I kind of get it. It’s a difficult time of life. While I ultimately had a blast in college, thanks mostly to an incredible network of friends, I still remember wrestling with feeling…
and increasingly stressed.
At Cross Point we are so blessed to draw a lot of college kids from surrounding schools. Starting today I want to make a more concerted effort to love on them a little intentionally.
If you see a college kid at your church this Sunday why don’t you stop and give them a hug and tell them how much you appreciate them. Take time to ask them a few questions and see how their “really” doing.
If you have a kid in college, you are in college, or you know someone in college, leave the name and college below. We’ll spend some time praying for them today.