Yearly, over THREE MILLION American youths seriously consider suicide, and of that number, over ONE MILLION go so far as to make an actual attempt. This equates to over 2,700 suicide gestures and attempts daily by the youth of our nation who range in age from 12-17. That’s almost 2 attempts each minute, and during any given week, 100 young people, or so, die through their own actions. Suicide ranks as the THIRD leading cause of death for ages 15-24 and FOURTH for ages 10-14, and suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death of our college-aged youth. In the past 40 years, youth suicide rates have ALMOST TRIPLED, and more teens die of suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease COMBINED.
Most of us are unaware of these facts, and never consider them, unless the issue of suicide or a suicide attempt somehow becomes personal to us. By this time, it may just be too late. Dr. David Cox, whose father committed suicide when he was a young boy, has dedicated his life to helping people overcome the depression that leads to suicide.
Dr. Cox is an Author, Speaker and Christian Life Coach from Spartanburg, SC. He holds a B.A. degree in Religion from Wofford College, and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. As a part of his training, Dr. Cox completed a two-year clinical residency as a Hospital Chaplain at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Cox completed a three-year pastoral internship in the Pastoral Counseling Center of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina where Dr. Kirk H. Neely served as Mentor and Supervisor. While in graduate school, he also completed paramedic training and worked as a Senior Paramedic for Spartanburg EMS and was named South Carolina’s 1989 Paramedic of the Year.
A Christian Life Coach since 1992, Dr. Cox seeks to fill the void between the schedule and training limitations of most pastors and the non-spiritual and clinical methods employed by many of today’s professional counselors. Psychology is man’s answers to man’s problems. Christian Life Coaching is God’s answers to man’s problems. Perhaps now more than ever, people are searching for God’s answers to their complex problems.
HopeBound Ministries has partnered with Dr. Cox to make counseling available to families of struggling Upstate South Carolina teens who otherwise would not be able to afford counseling services. We at HopeBound Ministries prayerfully request that you consider supporting the Hope Upstate in one or more of the following ways:
- Pray! Please please pray that God would guide, equip, energize, and protect Dr. Cox’s ministry and family daily. There is nothing more valuable and encouraging to Christian workers than to have a team of intercessory prayer warriors bathing them in prayer regularly.
- Fund! One of HopeBound Ministries’ purposes is to raise funds to cover some or all of the costs of offering Christian counseling to teens and their families who could otherwise not afford counseling services. Please prayerfully consider contributing to Hope Upstate. Checks can be made payable to HopeBound Ministries with “Hope Upstate” in the memo line. The HopeBound Ministries mailing address is P.O. Box 5138, Spartanburg, SC 29304-5138. Or, you can donate online by going to our Donate page.
Thank you in advance for partnering with HopeBound Ministries and the Christian life counseling services of Dr. David Cox. To learn more about Dr. Cox and his ministry, please visit Dr. Cox’s Web site at www.drdavidcox.com. To apply for financial help with Dr. Cox’s counselings services, please contact HopeBound Ministries by filling out the Contact Form below:
Thank you in advance for partnering with HopeBound Ministries and Hope Upstate. Together we can make a Godly difference in the lives of struggling teens!