After Suicide: How Communities of Faith Can Help Reduce Suicide Contagion
Thursday, August 8, 2019
1:00pm EST / 12:00pm CST / 11:00am MST / 10:00am PST
With hopes to build awareness and offer a tool for meaningful discourse during 2019's National Suicide Awareness week this coming September 8-14, NBA will be hosting a dialogue between Rev. Angela Whitenhill, NBA’s Mental Health Initiative Manger, and special guest Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe, author of The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention (Chalice Press, 2018). This webinar will highlight what congregations and communities of faith can do after suicide loss.
With particular attention to safe messaging and healthy theological perspectives about suicide, this webinar will offer tips on effective leadership and pastoral care, ways to minimize contagion risk, and wisdom about how to create a safe and loving space for grieving the loss of a loved one after suicide.
Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Time: 1:00pm EST / 12:00pm CST / 11:00am MST / 10:00am PST
Rev. Angela Whitenhall - Mental Health Initiative Manager of the National Benevolent Association
Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe - Author of The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention (Chalice Press, 2018), and pastor of Living Table United Church of Christ in Minneapolis, MN