Suicide Prevention in Ministry Settings

January 5, 2021 - January 26, 2021
January 5, 12, 19, 26 at 12:30 CST Via Webcast | LIVE ONLINE | Course
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. PaulMN

Here’s a statistic that may surprise you: 84% of clergy have had at least one congregant ask for help with suicidal thoughts. While turning to faith leaders should be a positive experience, a real problem exists. More than half of the people in ministry settings don’t have any formal training in suicide prevention.

Suicide within our churches isn’t rare, but talking about it, understanding it, and ministering to those affected by it is.

Are you ready to change that?

Registration closes 12PM CST on January 4

What You’ll Learn

  • Skills to help you identify suicidal behavior, intervene appropriately, and support safe outcomes
  • How your congregation can adopt effective, community-based approaches to suicide prevention
  • The ways faith communities can de-stigmatize mental health and become beacons of sustaining hope
  • A scriptural and historical framework for understanding suicide that directly addresses misinformation and problematic beliefs
  • How to develop training initiatives within your congregation so that everyone who is willing is able to share in this work
  • Practical and meaningful ways to care for your faith community in the event of a suicide