Would you know how to respond if the person sitting next to you in the pew was considering suicide?
Every year, millions of people engage in suicidal activity -- including those in our own congregations. Yet the Church remains largely silent around topics of mental illness, depression, and suicide prevention. In this free download, Rachael A. Keefe, author of The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention, tackles some of the myths around suicide prevention and delivers the important -- and potentially lifesaving -- truths every church needs to know.
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Rachael A. Keefe is the pastor of Living Table United Church of Christ (UCC) in the Twin Cities and a former clinical chaplain. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological School, another Masters degree (ThM) from Princeton, in Christian Education and Counseling, and a doctoral degree (DMin) from Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School.