Faith-based Resources

> How Faith Communities Can Take Action
The best way to prevent suicide is to use a comprehensive approach that includes these key components:

  • Promote emotional well-being and connectedness among members of your faith community
  • Identify people who may be at risk for suicide and assist them in getting help
  • Be prepared to respond to a suicide death and provide support to the survivors

> The Role of Faith Community Leaders in Preventing Suicide (PDF)

> After a Suicide: Recommendations for Religious Services and Other Public Memorial Observances (PDF)
By the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (2004) This brief guide was created to aid faith community leaders and other community leaders. It provides background information, suggests ways to care for and support survivors, and offers recommendations for planning a memorial observance.