After a Suicide: Recommendations for Religious Services and Other Public Memorial Observances

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

Name:

After a Suicide: Recommendations for Religious Services and Other Public Memorial Observances

Source:

Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services

Highlights:

The new guide from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center publication entitled, After a Suicide: Recommendations for Religious Services and Other Public Memorial Observances, was developed to assist community and faith leaders who help plan memorial observances and provide support to individuals after the loss of a loved one to suicide. This paper includes helpful perspectives on grief, care and support, and theological issues related to suicide.

Link to Full Report:

http://www.sprc.org/library/aftersuicide.pdf

(Date Grant Summary Prepared: December 3, 2004)