Ministering to Suicidal Desperation
Did you know that one in every 17 adults and one in every six teens are considering suicide?
Thursday, March 30 | 9 am to 3 pm | First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
For more information contact 404-228-7737.
Soul Shop™ explores the incidence of suicide, self-injuries, suicidal thinking and people impacted by the death of another. It offers a simple, conversational approach to talking about suicide that can save lives and teaches concrete ways of integrating suicide prevention into pastoral care, teaching, training and much more.
Who Can Benefit from Soul Shop™?
• Pastors • Counselors
• Ministry & Youth Leaders • First Responders
• Seminary Students • Social Work Students
You can save a life! We explore the question, “Should we talk about suicide?” and discover that people dealing with suicide actually want to talk about it. We look at the in- cidence of suicide, self injuries, suicidal thinking, and people impacted by the death of another. Finally, we offer a simple conversational approach to talk- ing about suicide that can save lives.
You can create soul-safe communities! We learn how to make ministry to those dealing with suicidal desperation an aspect of all that the church does. We do a quick review of Biblical texts and make suggestions for preaching. We practice writing pastoral prayers and pray them together. We learn concrete ways of integrating sui- cide prevention into our pastoral care, teaching, and training.