Hope For Tomorrow – Responding to Suicide

SAVE THE DATE of June 6, 2017 for this important Nebraska workshop!

Hope for Tomorrow – Responding to Suicide

E Free Church, Grand Island NE, 8:00am – 4:30pm

On average, one person dies by suicide every 1.5 days in Nebraska.

Clergy, Faith Community Nurses, and other congregational leaders are many times “first responders” when community members are experiencing difficulties, but do not always have the knowledge, skills, or resources to handle these issues or refer appropriately.  Our focus is on congregational responses to suicide crises, but this workshop is also for all nurses, mental health providers, chaplains, and other health professionals as we collaborate on this serious issue.  How can we come together to promote health of body/mind/spirit in our communities?

We will cover:

  • Tools enhancing knowledge/skills to prevent suicide
  • Ways to support families and staff after suicide loss

Ways to build workplace/congregational and self-resiliency when dealing with the trauma of suicide

This activity has been submitted to the Midwest Multistate Division for approval to award nursing contact hours. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses    Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  For more information regarding contact hours, please call Ronnette Sailors at 402-343-4395.

This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice.

This workshop will include a keynote from Dr. Don Belau, Ph.D., suicide prevention awareness by Teresa Marti, M.Ed., and Clergy self-care presentation by Carmala Aderman, M.Div, Sr. Pastor Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (ELCA), Omaha, NE.  This workshop is a joint effort of Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska (IMN) and the CHI Health Faith Community Health Network.

For more information, contact IMN at 402-476-3391.