Monthly Archives: June 2010

Clergy Response to Suicidal Persons &Their Family Members: An Interfaith Resource Book for Clergy & Congregations

An Interfaith resource book for the clergy and congregations. Provides basic knowledge about theology and suicide, recognizing suicidal risk, and referral to the appropriate caregivers. Recommended by the American Association of Suicidology and available on their website, www.suicidology.org.

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Fierce Goodbye: Living in the Shadow of Suicide

Fierce Goodbye is first and foremost a penetrating account of a family dealing with suicide, and offers solid guidance for those who worry about the eternal fate of a loved one. It provides a reliable and readable summary of Christian … Continue reading

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Grief After Suicide: Understanding the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors

This book addresses the need for an up-to-date, professionally oriented summary of the clinical and research literature on the impact of suicide bereavement on survivors. It is geared towards mental health professionals, grief counselors, clergy, and others who work with … Continue reading

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Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

Yellow Ribbon is a community-based program that empowers and educates professionals, adults and youth about suicide prevention. Visit www.yellowribbon.org to learn more about available programs, guest speakers or public awareness activities. Yellow Ribbon programs are appropriate for teens, parents, mental … Continue reading

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The Role of Faith Communities in Suicide Prevention: A guidebook for faith leaders

The purpose of this guidebook is to prepare leaders of faith communities to prevent, intervene and respond to the tragedy of suicide. The guide is published by the Carson J. Spencer Foundation. The guidebook is available for purchase at www.amazon.com

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Sustaining grassroots community-based programs: A toolkit for community- and faith-based service providers

This toolkit is designed to help grassroots community and faith based organizations develop program services. Includes six separate books: Introduction; Organizational Assessment and Readiness; Effective Marketing Strategies; Financial Management; Sustainability Strategies; and Results-Oriented Evaluation. Visit the SAMSHA website at www.samsha.org … Continue reading

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Mental Illness and Families of Faith: How Congregations can Respond

This resource/study guide is designed to be used with clergy, members of congregations, family members and anyone desiring to learn more about mental illness and how to respond with compassion and care. Visit www.mentalhealthministries.net to view the full study guide.

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Sabbaths of Hope: Faith Communities Responding to Depression

In this report, Mental Health America of the Heartland in Kansas City provides the faith community with information and resources that help them conduct educational events and minister more effectively on the topic of depression. Visit www.mhah.org to view the … Continue reading

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Meeting summary and recommendations: Clergy workgroup on suicide prevention and aftercare

A workgroup meeting was held to identify clergy needs related to preventing and responding to suicide in the church community. This paper describes the process of the workgroup and provides a summary of the meeting’s content. The purpose of the … Continue reading

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First national conference for survivors of suicide attempts, health care professionals, and clergy and laity: Summary of workgroup reports

In 2005, over 100 participants met in Memphis, TN, for the First National Conference for Survivors of Suicide Attempts (SOSAs), Health Care Professionals, and Clergy and Laity. One purpose of this meeting, held under the leadership of the Organization of … Continue reading

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Building Bridges: Mental Health Consumers and Members of Faith-Based and Community Organizations in Dialogue

This report was developed by SAMSHA as a synopsis to a meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland, in October 2002 between mental health consumers and representatives of faith and community organizations. The purpose of the meeting was to explore ways to … Continue reading

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After A Suicide: Recommendations for religious services and other public memorial observances

These recommendations were created by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center with support from SAMSHA. The purpose of the report is to aid faith leaders and others as they care for those who have survived the loss of a loved one … Continue reading

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