In Spencer, Iowa, a 26-year-old man in a faith-based treatment program was talked out of taking medications by two pastors he was friendly with.

But a few days after entering a program, he told one of them that he wasn’t feeling right and that he was suicidal.

Rev. Nick Hanges told him it would pass.

A few days later, Hanges found the man — Alex Jacobsen — in a pool of blood. He had cut his own throat. Then he saved his life.
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