Rick Warren 'Overwhelmed' by 'Love, Prayers, and Kind Words' Following Son’s Suicide

Pastor Rick Warren tweeted that he and his wife Kay have been overwhelmed by “love, prayers, and kind words” following the news that their 27-year-old son committed suicide this weekend. On Saturday, Warren sent a message to his Saddleback Church congregation informing them that his son Matthew had succumbed to "a momentary wave of despair." Warren said that his son “… suffered from mental illness resulting in deep depression and suicidal thoughts. Despite the best health care available, this was an illness that was never fully controlled, and the emotional pain resulted in his decision to take his life" …


Esther Aspling


Esther Aspling commented…

I am glad that he is overwhelmed by love, and not other comments certain groups are known to make about such a tragedy. I will be praying for his family, and all of those burdened by similar struggles.


Njeri maina


Njeri maina commented…

with you in prayer at this sad time.

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