Mental Health from the Pulpit

"Mental Health from the Pulpit" is an initiative promoted by the Tulare & Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force to encourage leaders of faith communities - pastors, ministers, priests, rabbis ... - to take the opportunity to preach on the subject of mental health and faith during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 10-16.

Faith leaders are no strangers to the tragedies that can befall families as a result of mental illness. Depression and hopelessness exist in every congregation. As a task force, we encourage individuals and groups to become aware of the lifelines to hope in our community.

Just as faith, hope and love are foundations of most religions, the three primary virtues are also critical for treatment of mental illnesses, suicide prevention and grief and bereavement counseling. We intend through a short training to help faith leaders make the connections between their messages to their flocks and the mental health resources that can serve them.

Join us for a short program that will explore those resources in a way that demonstrates how our mission of hope can also be your message of faith.

We invite you to a brief orientation program for this initiative on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 210 W. Center Ave., Visalia (Click for Map).

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