Trauma Response & Suicide Prevention Resources
September 18, 2020
The pandemics and “times” are causing increased despair, isolation, and loneliness which seem to be leading toward increased mental health crises, including suicide. This page provides resources for leaders and congregations to provide support in your “communities” to those who are suffering. Send additional resources that you have found helpful to Kim Ingram.
As a physician and minister, Dr. Sleeth shares his personal and professional experiences with depression and suicide, challenging Christians to become part of the solution. With sound medical principles finding their rightful place beside timeless biblical wisdom, Hope Always offers the practical and spiritual tools that individuals, families, and churches need to help loved ones who are stressed and struggling.
Our mission is to equip churches to enable traumatized children, traumatized adults, and families to feel safe and be understood in churches. We seek to inform, educate, and equip churches as they support families with traumatized people.
With the Covid-19 pandemic further destabilizing our communities, relational help may seem even farther away than before. How can we support loved ones when we’re all tired of video calls – and how can we deal with members of our household who we’ve been stuck with for months? Christians want the Church to show up for those struggling with mental and relational help. Not only that – the Church can help with these issues.
Carey Niewhof discusses the ways the pandemic is negatively impacting people.
ICTG provides various preparedness and response services, free information and networking, educational forums, and on-demand training, including a spiritual direction blog.
by Danielle Tumminio Hansen in Christian Century.
a reflection and comic by Rev. Charlie Baber
Share Church has many resources including suicide prevention resources for worship, congregational care, and adult discipleship; suicide care for survivors; biblical perspectives on suicide; and, youth curriculum.
Sign up at www.sharechurch.com and then search “suicide”. Share Church is a ministry of Church of the Resurrection UMC in Kansas.
We believe investing in physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being is crucial to living into God’s call for your life. When we find ourselves amid challenging seasons, it can take a community to remind us that God’s plan for us includes a “future filled with hope.”
A Spiritual Director or a therapist is a good resource for people experiencing difficult days.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
If you have another resource to offer, please send it to Kim Ingram.
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