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Northwest Missouri State University


Resources for Clergy

Clergy Workgroup on Suicide Prevention and Aftercare View PDF - Meeting summary and recommendations
This document identifies the critical elements needed to create a competency-based curriculum to train clergy in suicide prevention and response to survivors of suicide.

After a Suicide: Recommendations for Religious Services & Other Public Memorial Observances View PDF
This document will provide recommendations to aid members of the clergy and other community and faith leaders as they care for those who have survived the loss of a loved one due to suicide and to assist them in helping to plan a memorial observance. It also provides background information, suggests ways to care for and support survivors, offers recommendations for planning memorial services, and lists additional resources.

Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide View PDF
This brochure will outline some of the most important risk and protective factors for suicide.

Consensus Statement on Suicide and Suicide Prevention from an Interfaith Dialogue View PDF
This statement was developed at an Interfaith Suicide Prevention Dialogue sponsored by the SPRC and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Participants included representatives from the Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faith communities.