Faith.Hope.Life. is an opportunity for every faith community in the United States, regardless of creed, to focus one Sabbath each year on the characteristics common to most faiths that also help prevent suicides. The Faith.Hope.Life. website contains all the information and resources necessary to launch Faith.Hope.Life. in your faith community. Please read the campaign overview here.
The Faith Communities Task Force congratulates the design team at UHS for creating the winning logo for Faith.Hope.Life. The logo shows an icon at the top of a hill that signifies each individual who overcomes their struggles with depression and thoughts of suicide as they reach toward the future with a new positive outlook. We received many excellent submissions, making the final decision a tough one. The Task Force thanks everyone who submitted creative work for the contest.
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships co-hosted a repeat offering of the webinar, Role of Faith Leaders in Suicide Prevention, on Thursday, December 5. View the archived webinar, slide presentation, and resource sheet here.
During the first 18 months, the Faith Communities Task Force will generate and/or distribute educational and training materials for use by faith communities in their efforts to prevent suicide and care for the survivors of completed suicides. Materials will be provided in such a way that religious leaders of the various communities will be able to modify them for their specific theological approach.
The Action Alliance is supported by grants (1 U79SM062297) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). No official endorsement by SAMHSA or DHHS for the information on this website is intended or should be inferred.
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