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Faith communities can play an important role in affirming the value and dignity of every person’s life.

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This report from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center gives an overview of the important role faith communities can take in suicide prevention. 

For more than 40 years, the ICC has been supporting clients and providing Rhode Island with a wide range of professional counseling services that are sensitive to spiritual experience and all religious beliefs. 


Faith.Hope.Life. is a campaign aimed at involving every faith community in the United States, regardless of creed, in suicide prevention.

Training is available for Faith Communities

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers this suicide prevention training available for general audiences with specific modules for seniors, LGBTQ people, and workplace settings.

Now Matters Now, a skills-based site grounded in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, offers free training for those with suicidal thoughts, substance or mental health problems or their family members and friends. It also offers courses for healthcare, crisis, peer support service and school counseling providers.

A course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. It focuses on reaching out to provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

A one-hour training focused on “gatekeepers”—people in a position to recognize a crisis and do something about it. A gatekeeper can be a friend, coworker, teacher, boss, or parent.