Faith communities of all traditions have an important part to play in fostering mental health and helping prevent suicide. Faith leaders are on the "front lines" -- the first people many turn to in times of emotional or spiritual crises. Moreover, our congregations offer the faith and hope needed to get through the most difficult of times.
The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention webinar offers practical information about suicide prevention for faith leaders, and highlights the many ways congregations foster mental health--through "communities of connection," narratives of hope, worship and educational resources, and advocacy in the wider community.
The webinar provides an overview about an exciting initiative entitled Faith.Hope.Life.; a campaign designed to equip faith community leaders with resources and information about suicide prevention. The webinar also provides gudiance about how to use Faith.Hope.Life. to promote mental health and wellness, and prevent suicide within the context of faith communities.
The webinar is for faith community leaders (clergy and lay) and suicide prevention practitioners who are interested in working with faith community leaders to help prevent suicide. (Access to webinar is below.)
Webinar speakers include:
Webinar learning objectives/goals include increased understanding about:
Contact Information: ABelyeu@edc.org
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