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Webinar: Super Powers, Suicide, and Speaking Life

This Mental Health Initiative webinar offers insights into how the people of God can understand, healthily respond, and better support those affected by suicide and suicidal thoughts. Rooted in the hope that we bear as people of God, this webinar provides general information about suicide; discuss key elements, warnings signs, and potential risk and resilience factors for suicide; and offer practical ways we can nurture, support, and stand alongside those affected by suicide. The hope is that this webinar can be used as a tool for discussion and contemplation during September, the official suicide awareness and prevention month.

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Presenter: Angela Whitenhill, M.Div., LCSW, Mental Health Initiative Manager

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

*Note: the original webinar mistakenly included statistics related to transgender persons under sexual orientation instead of gender. We apologize for this error; the slides linked above have been corrected.

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Mental Health Initiative

The NBA Mental Health Initiative supports Disciples congregations and communities engaged in spiritual care and advocacy ministries with those affected by mental illness and/or mental health disorders.

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