Leadership Training

• Understand why suicide prevention fits with your role as a faith community leader

• Learn how to minister to members with mental illness

• Learn the facts about mental illness

• Learn to recognize the signs of depression and suicide risk

• Be prepared to respond to a suicide death

• Learn how your church is affected by mental illness

• Learn how to end stigma in your church

• Guidelines on sermons about mental illness

• How to set up support groups

• How to set up a complete mental illness ministry

• Learn how to partner with community resources

Consultant Services

Identifying, developing and implementing an effective mental health and wellbeing program can be a challenging undertaking for any church. We will assist you to achieve your goals of creating a mentally healthy environment by tailoring a program to meet your church’s unique needs. Items that may be included:

• Undertake a training needs analysis

• Establish an evidence-based framework

• Provide awareness and education materials

• Learning how to partner with community resources

• Guidelines on sermons about mental illness

• Guidance on setting up support groups

• Materials / lessons for support groups

• A complete guide to setting up a complete mental illness ministry

• Complete recommendation and plan for implementation

• Learn how to respond to people who may be at risk for suicide

Church & Faith Communities

Unfortunately, the place where those suffering from mental illness should find the most open arms and acceptance is often the most stigma-filled place. The church, in general has done a very poor job at ministering to the mental health community.

Who did Jesus minister to and who are we charged at ministering to, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world,” James 1:27 NIV.  And, “Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him,” Proverbs 14:31.

It is repeated time and time again that we are to minister to the poor, widows and orphans. This means that we are to minister to the mentally ill too. A huge population of poor, widows and orphans also suffer from mental illnesses therefore it can no longer be ignored.

Individuals with mental health problems, including those who are suicidal, frequently turn to the church for help. Is your church willing and able to help? Are you trained and do you have the right tools?

Our training will give you the education, tools and guidance you need to minister to the mental ill community. 

All workshops/training can be customized to meet your organization’s unique needs. All workshops are interactive and generally vary from two hours to two days. 

 

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