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Suicide Prevention Resources For Clergy

Resources for Clergy
The Role of Faith Communities in Preventing Suicide: A Report of an Interfaith Suicide Prevention Dialogue (2009)
http://www.sprc.org/library/faith_dialogue.pdf
Pathways to Promise—Ministry and Mental Illness
www.pathways2promise.org
“After a Suicide: Recommendations for Religious Services and other Public Memorial Observances”
www.sprc.org/library/aftersuicide.pdf  
Mental Health Ministry Resources
www.congregationalresources.org/mentalhealth.asp

Print
Clark, D.C., Ed., (1993). Clergy Response to Suicidal Person &Their Family Members: An Interfaith Resource Book for Clergy and Congregations. Chicago: Exploration Press.

Ritter, W., (2004). Take the dimness of my soul away: healing after a loved one’s suicide.
Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing.

Clemons, J., (1990).  What Does the Bible Say About Suicide. Nashville: Parthenon Press.

Training and Events
Virginia Department of Health/Suicide Prevention      www.preventsuicideva.org
Virginia Suicide Prevention Coalition                         www.vaspc.blogspot.com      
Central Shenandoah Youth Suicide Prevention           www.preventsuicidecsv.org

Emergency Services
(Harrisonburg/Rockingham County, Virginia)
Harrisonburg/Rockingham Community Services Board Emergency Services (24-hour):  434-1766
Rockingham Memorial Hospital:  433-4100
Chief Magistrate, Monica Martin:  564-3847
911- Police and rescue services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

General Information
American Association of Suicidology                            
www.suicidology.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention        
www.afsp.org
Nat. Org. of People of Color Against Suicide       
www.nopcas.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center                    
www.sprc.org

Virginia ASIST Trainings
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Mental Illness: What a Difference a Friend Makes.

State and National Resources

Training Options: Educational Resources

What’s Happening in Virginia?  Visit The Virginia Suicide Prevention Coalition Site

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