Course Introduction

Suicide & Faith: Course 1


Roles and Opportunities for Faith Leaders to Address Suicide

Every year, one or more members of your religious organization will struggle with suicidal thoughts and, depending on the size of your organization, this number may be much larger.
Faith leaders of all religious affiliations are in a unique position to address suicide, and are often called upon to provide support to those struggling with suicidal thoughts or dealing with the aftermath of a suicide attempt or death by suicide.

This course introduces the roles and opportunities presented by suicide in faith organizations as well as the information and skills to more effectively address suicide.

That’s what this course is all about.

As a starting point, let’s take a look at an example of counseling for suicide.

This video case study of an actual faith leader counseling a trained actor will give you a basis for thinking about the strategies and skills that will be introduced throughout the course.

Once you’ve completed the video please continue to Module 1 »