Faith. Hope. Life is an opportunity for every faith community in the United States, regardless of creed, to focus on one Sabbath each year on the characteristics common to most faiths that also help prevent suicides. These characteristics are at the very core of what most faith communities are and do, in that they:
- Promote hope
- Build healthy social connections
- Provide answers to life's challenging questions
- Recognize and celebrate the myriad reasons for living and the God-given value of each member in the community, no matter how young or old, weak or strong, healthy or infirmed, and
- Support those who face mental health challengers and/or problems with misuse of alcohol and other drugs, as they seek effective treatment. Support their families and loves ones, as well.
Faith.Hope.Life. is an initiative of the Faith Communities Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. All the information and resources necessary to launch Faith.Hope.Life. in your faith community are available on this website. For Faith.Hope.Life frequently asked questions, click here or view the recent Faith.Hope.Life webinar "The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention."
About Faith.Hope.Life Campaign Resources
The Faith Communities Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention has assembled an array of resources to help you celebrate Faith.Hope.Life. On this website you will find:
- How to respond to a member who may be at risk for suicide
- Worship and spiritual resources
- Communications aids such as flyers, bulletin inserts, posters and other graphical art
- Other resources for mental health promotion and suicide prevention in faith communities
These materials were developed or selected by an interfaith review group assembled by the Faith Communities Task Force, using editorial guidelines. Materials offered here are in the public domain, unless otherwise noted. Whenever possible, the source of the material is acknowledged with great appreciation.