Provide Care and Comfort
People who are facing mental health problems or emotional distress often turn to faith communities and their leaders for help. When faith leaders are prepared to talk openly with someone facing the darkness of suicide, there is an opportunity to help them find a pathway toward life and health. Similarly, how a faith leader responds to those who have survived a suicide crisis or a suicide by someone they know and love can make a huge difference in their recovery and assimilation back into the community.
Please continue to check back for resources regarding how to provide comfort and care to members of your faith community and help lay caregivers be sources of hope and strength to others.