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To stop suicide every 40 seconds: Jacob Coyne with Stay Here discusses Christ-centered suicide prevention

September 6, 2023 -

“Gen Z will be suicide free”

That’s Stay Here’s opening line on their website. As a “mental health organization and movement dedicated to ending suicide and healing the broken hearted,” Stay Here aims to lower the tragic suicide rate of one person every 40 seconds through “equipping millions of individuals in hope-filled suicide prevention training and awareness.”

Founder Jacob Coyne joins The Denison Forum Podcast to discuss how you can help prevent suicides by watching the Giants–Cowboys NFL game on September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. He also shares how to talk with others considering suicide, the training resources that Stay Here offers, as well as a prayer on behalf of those who are struggling with this issue.

NOTE: If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please get help immediately. Call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or visit

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  • Jacob Coyne’s testimony | 02:39
  • How suicide has affected Coyne | 08:37
  • When to talk to others who are wrestling with suicidal thoughts | 11:30
  • What does Stay Here do? | 14:47
  • When someone admits to suicidal thoughts | 22:35
  • Why the church needs to speak up about suicide | 27:06
  • Why is Gen Z struggling so much? | 35:59
  • Why 57 NFL QBs are uniting on Sept. 10 | 47:21
  • Jacob’s prayer for those considering suicide | 55:25


About Jacob Coyne and

Jacob Coyne is a preacher, a Christian content creator, and the founder of Stay Here, a mental health organization that raises awareness through bold and encouraging messaging and equips others to save lives from suicide. With more than 1.4 million social media followers, Jacob is known for offering tangible hope and help for the brokenhearted and hurting. He and his wife, Mariah, have three daughters and live in east Tennessee. Learn more at

About Dr. Mark Turman

Dr. Mark Turman is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries.

Among his many duties, Turman is most notably the host of The Denison Forum Podcast. He is also the chief strategist for DF Pastors, which equips pastors and church leaders to understand and transform today’s culture.

About Denison Forum

Denison Forum exists to thoughtfully engage the issues of the day from a biblical perspective through The Daily Article email newsletter and podcast, The Denison Forum Podcast, as well as many books and additional resources.

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