In the Diocese of Arizona, we strive to provide resources for our clergy and communities. Here are a few Mental Health resources related to specific topics such as suicide prevention and recovery.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call, chat or text 988, a national, 24-hour service.
According to the CDC, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. “In 2021, 48,183 people died by suicide in the United States and 1.7 million adults attempted suicide.
- Pastors are Uniquely Positioned to Help People Contemplating Suicide
- International Association for Suicide Prevention – This is a well-organized clearinghouse of general and demographic-specific resources.
- Printable Flier for 988 Lifeline (English) – Churches are encouraged to post this flier in a visible area.
- Volante Imprimible para 988 Lifeline (Espanol) – Se arima a las iglesias a publicar este volante en un area visible.
- La Frontera for prevention and postvention
- Ericshouse for survivors of suicide
- The Episcopal Church – Mental Health First Aid & Suicide Prevention
Overall Mental Health Awareness
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)–the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. Their main goals are to raise awareness, build advocacy, and provide support and education. Also has a faith network.
- Episcopal Recovery Ministries – https://www.episcopalrecovery.org/