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Faith.Hope.Life: A new Suicide Tool for Faith Communities

Meeting Description:

Faith.Hope.Life: A new Tool for Faith Communities

Faith communities of all traditions have an important part to play in fostering mental health and helping prevent suicide. Faith leaders are on the "front lines" --the first people many turn to in times of emotional or spiritual crises. Moreover, our congregations offer the faith and hope needed to get through the most difficult of times. The webinar will introduce an exciting initiative entitled Faith.Hope.

Learning Objectives/Goals:
•Familiarize participants with the components of the Faith.Hope.Life Initiative
•Describe the resources on the Faith.Hope.Life website as a go to resource for the broader topic of Suicide Prevention and faith communities
•Discuss the ways that faith leaders and congregations can integrate resources to create action plans.


Date: Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Jermine Alberty
 Presenter Information
Colonel (Dr.) David A. Litts, USAF (Ret)
Speaker Photo

Colonel (Dr.) David A. Litts, USAF (Ret)

Dr. Litts is a nationally recognized consultant in suicide prevention with a 19 year record of historic accomplishments in the field. Throughout his suicide prevention career, Dr. Litts has contributed significantly to the writing, development and distribution of publications and resources to support faith communities in recognizing and responding to suicide risk and suicide loss and currently serves as a Co-Lead, Faith Communities Task Force, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the public private partnership catalyzing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. From 2011 to 2014 he served as Executive Secretary of the Action Alliance, bringing together leaders of dozens of organizations from across the country to build the organization to one of national stature. In 2015, Dr. Litts received The Louis I. Dublin Award for distinguished contributions from the American Association of Suicidology.