Helpful Videos

Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide

In this video, we discuss the warning signs and risk factors for suicide that you, as a member of the clergy, may notice in congregants who come to you for counseling.


How to Tell if a Person is Considering Suicide

In this video, we talk about how you ask someone if they are having thoughts of suicide.


Responding to a Suicidal Person

In this video, we will talk about how to intervene with a suicidal person with CARE, steps to take when the individual needs help beyond what you alone can provide and some basic do’s and don’t’s. We will also offers tips on how to offer spiritual resources.


Responding to Family Members After a Suicide 

In this video we will discuss the grief experience of family members of a person who has died by suicide and offers some do’s and don’t’s for reaching out to them. We’ll also talk briefly about appropriate language to use when discussing suicides.


Designing a Service for a Person Who Has Died by Suicide

This video offers some ideas for designing a funeral or memorial service for someone who has died by suicide. It also includes a list of do’s and don’t’s for reducing the chance of suicide contagion.


Making Referrals

Be sure to see the videos in the Caring Clergy Project “Making Referrals” Video Series to learn how to tell if your congregants need to be referred to a mental health professional, how to find appropriate mental health professionals for your congregants and how to make a good referral.