Suicide continues to take a toll among our military personnel, veterans, and among the staff and inmates at federal correctional facilities. The ELCA is a church which takes to heart the impact of suicide and mental illness by listening to those affected by suicide. And we are a church which speaks with care and commitment about God’s mercy, forgiveness and hope. For those battling despair and contemplating suicide, or for others affected by a completed suicide, connecting to mercy, forgiveness and hope can be a lifeline. Attached are helps from Sherry Bryant of the Lutheran Suicide Prevention Ministry (LSPM). She is providing resources which may be of use to you – from outreach and education tools to material you might post on a bulletin board or use in other communication.
Resources for you to download: