Albert Y. Hsu is Senior Editor for IVP Books at InterVarsity Press and earned his PhD in educational studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author of Singles at the Crossroads, Grieving a Suicide, and The Suburban Christian, and has been a writer and columnist for Christianity Today. Al also served as senior warden on the vestry of Church of the Savior in Wheaton, Illinois. He and his wife, Ellen, have two sons and live in the Chicago suburbs.
In 1998, Albert Hsu received a call that his father had committed suicide. Here, Albert reflects on grief, the current statistics around suicide, where he finds hope, and how we can help those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts.