Addressing Suicide in Our Communities and Congregations

Addressing Suicide in Our Communities and Congregations
June 27

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services in partnership with Mental Health Association Oklahoma will be hosting “Addressing Suicide in Our Communities and Congregations,” a collaborative training for behavioral health providers and clergy on June 27th in Oklahoma City and on June 28th in Tulsa.  Attendees will gain confidence in discussing suicide with members of their communities and congregations who have lost someone to suicide or are experiencing thoughts of suicide. Attendees will also learn about the role clergy and faith communities play in suicide prevention and healing after a loss, as well as helpful suicide intervention and postvention tools.

The training will take place from 9 AM to 5 PM with a one-hour break for lunch. Some of the topics on the agenda include:

  • History of Church on Suicide
  • Clergy Competencies
  • Grief, Bereavement, and Posttraumatic Growth
  • Clinical and Clergy Skills and Tasks to Address Them

 We are excited to bring three fantastic presenters for these trainings. Presenters include Dr. Melinda Moore, Suicidologist and Clinical Psychologist at East Kentucky University; Rabbi Dan Roberts, Rabbi Emeritus Temple Emanu El in Cleveland, Ohio; and Glen Bloomstrom, Military Director and Faith Community Liaison for LivingWorks and US Army Chaplain (Colonel-Retired).

 Please follow these links to register for the June 27th training in Oklahoma City or the June 28th training in Tulsa. CEUs are pending approval. The code to waive the registration fee is TICOMP25. 


924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 232-4820
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm CST


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