Interfaith Prevention Resources

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A Report of an Interfaith Suicide Prevention Dialogue
held March 12-13, 2008 in Rockville, Maryland

A summary of the interfaith task force dialogue: Consensus Statement on Suicide and Suicide Prevention from an Interfaith Dialogue (PDF)

For the full report, click: The Role of Faith Communities in Preventing Suicide

This report is the result of leaders convened by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to further the progress of faith communities in preventing suicide, and was developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). Participants included representatives of the five largest faith groups in the United States: Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu.

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The summary of the Task Force on Faith Communities includes webinars, power point, and worship resources for Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Native Americans, Interfaiths, and non-Deists.  http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/worship-and-spiritual-resources

The Role of Clergy in Suicide Prevention gives resources and good general information.
http://www.lutheransuicideprevention.org/docs/Clergy%20and%20suicide%20prevention.pdf

 

Interfaith Network on Mental Illness is a nationwide non-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado. We are an interfaith organization, meaning we welcome participation from all faith traditions, and we affirm that spirituality is an important component of recovery from mental illness. Our mission is to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness among clergy, staff, lay leaders and members of faith communities and help them more effectively develop and nurture supportive environments for persons dealing with mental illnesses and their families and friends.