Supporting the Family of a Suicidal Church Member

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Clergy need to support the family of a suicidal church member. It is important to acknowledge that the family of a suicidal person may be living under constant fear that their loved one is going to take their own life.

Supporting the Family of a Suicidal Church Member

Family members may need education about the risk factors and warning signs of suicide as well as what to do in an immediate crisis. They may need pastoral or mental health counselling and support, as living with a suicidal and/or mentally ill family member can be very stressful.
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