Monday, July 22, 2013
Following the White House Mental Health Conference I mentioned
that participants were charged to encourage their constituents
"back home" to engage in similar conversations and actions.
Consider this to be a "word" of encouragement.
will access an archived webinar (June 27), "Everyone
Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention: Turning
Strategy into Action". Suicide prevention is an
important and topical issue. About 100 Americans die by suicide
each day, more than double the average number of homicides. 8
million adults in the United States had serious thoughts of
suicide within the past 12 months. Suicide prevention for children
and adolescents has been a topic of conversation on the AAPC
Fortunately, suicide is preventable. There is strong evidence
that a comprehensive public health approach is effective in
reducing suicide rates. You can assist in this important
initiative. Faith communities are also seen as a necessary
resource. This link,
will provide you with resources and helpful information to address
suicide prevention in partnership with your faith community
AAPC is partnering with SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Branch in
developing ways that this information might be utilized in seminary
education and curricula. Some of you, who are seminary faculty, may
have already received surveys regarding this.
Please let me know of your plans and actions.
Thanks for all that you do.