Designed for Christian faith leaders, LivingWorks Faith will enhance your ability to provide competent suicide care as part of your pastoral ministry. Our program offers resources and guidance to:
Provide hope-centered, safety focused interventions with people considering suicide.
Give bereavement support after a suicide loss and conduct a memorial or funeral.
Enrich life-promoting ministries in support of purposeful living and self-care.
There are two options for the LivingWorks Faith training, which is free to New York State Christian leaders thanks to the support of the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Suicide Prevention Centre of New York. Together, we believe that suicide is preventable.
LivingWorks Faith training as outlined above PLUS
The University of Notre Dame is conducting a voluntary research study consisting of brief surveys about your experience before, during, and after completing modules of the LivingWorks Faith program. We expect that the research surveys will add approximately one hour to the length of the LivingWorks Faith training.
The LivingWorks Faith program was launched in 2020, and we are working to understand better how those who participate in our training perceive it, and how we can improve it.
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“I would invite executives of seminaries and denominations to make this a part of the training of your clergy because they are going to deal with it. And, if you leave them under prepared, you are not helping anybody.”
“We have hosted LivingWorks safeTALK and it’s been a way to equip our lay people as well as our staff. Equipping not only our congregation but equipping our ministry team has been really important when recognizing people may be expressing ideas of suicide.”
“When we are talking about suicide prevention, people need to have the confidence and practice asking if a person has thoughts of suicide, and so a skill base is very important. Faith really gives people the confidence.”