Equipping faith leaders in suicide prevention

90-minute Outlook webinar
presented by Frank Clark and Chip Hardwick

Recorded November 8 

On-demand video replay — $29.95
(1-6 participants from the same church/ministry)
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As the suicide rate reaches record highs and the headlines tell of celebrities who have taken their own lives, faith leaders are asking how the church can help those in the depths of depression and other mental illnesses. Surveys reveal that faith leaders are frequently the first contact for those considering suicide, and yet faith leaders often do not know what to say or how to get people the help they desperately need.

This webinar will help equip faith leaders talk about suicide from a theological and biblical perspective, addressing common misconceptions that are often painful to those already suffering. We will also approach the topic from a mental health perspective, considering warning signs that someone needs help and then giving tools for what kind of help is needed and how to find it.

Who should attend? This webinar will help pastors, educators, youth leaders and anyone interested in learning more about suicide prevention.

Participants will be equipped:

  • To respond theologically and biblically to those considering suicide.
  • With resources for worship and prayer addressing mental illness.
  • To recognize warning signs of depression or potential suicidal behaviors.
  • With a plan for how to respond when someone comes for help and is feeling suicidal.
  • With resources for further reading and study.

On-demand video replay — $29.95
(1-6 participants from the same church/ministry)
Purchase the Webinar

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Ten scholarships for this webinar have been generously provided by the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation. If a scholarship would be helpful to you or your church and you live in the following states: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming, please contact


FRANK CLARK is a board-certified adult psychiatrist at Greenville Health System/Marshall Pickens Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, and clinical assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

CHIP HARDWICK is an interim pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, Illinois.