Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. You and your faith community can play an important role in suicide prevention. Here are four specific actions for you to consider as part your faith community’s role in suicide prevention.
Know the facts. Learn more about suicide prevention and how faith communities can help.
Pray and worship
Incorporate mental health promotion and suicide prevention into your daily work. View sample prayers, sermons, liturgies, and other resources.
Provide care and comfort
Find new ways to provide care and comfort to members of your faith community. Help lay caregivers in your community be sources of hope and strength for others.
Increase positive connections that will protect members of your faith community from suicide.