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Touched by an Angel

Each week the TV show Touched By An Angel solves a problem and has a happy ending for the characters on the TV screen. What's more, the show does amazing things for some of the real-life people who watch it. They say so in their letters.

A man on the verge of killing himself watched an episode of Touched by an Angel where the angel Monica tells a doctor: "Only God can decide when it's time for someone to die." "I felt as if Monica were talking to me," the man wrote. "I've been suffering from severe depression for more than two years. Gradually I had begun to accept the consequences of my choice to end my life. That all changed after I watched Touched by an Angel. It drastically changed my perspective. I can honestly say that for the first time in nearly three years I have no thoughts or feelings of committing suicide."