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Preventing Suicide: A Handbook For Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

Paperback|Sep 2014
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This practical handbook will equip ministry professionals to work with suicidal individuals. Integrating theology and psychology, psychologist Karen Mason shows how pastoral caregivers can be agents of hope, teaching the significance of life, monitoring those at risk, and intervening when...


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This practical handbook will equip ministry professionals to work with suicidal individuals. Integrating theology and psychology, psychologist Karen Mason shows how pastoral caregivers can be agents of hope, teaching the significance of life, monitoring those at risk, and intervening when help is needed. This book is also helpful for families struggling with this issue.

:What is the church's role in suicide prevention? While we tend to view the work of suicide prevention as the task of professional therapists and doctors, the church can also play a vital role. Studies show that religious faith is an important factor reducing the risk of suicide. Yet many pastors, chaplains and pastoral counselors feel overwhelmed and unprepared to prevent suicides. In this practical handbook, psychologist Karen Mason equips ministry professionals to work with suicidal individuals. Integrating theology and psychology, she shows how pastoral caregivers can be agents of hope, teaching the significance of life, monitoring those at risk and intervening when they need help. Because church leaders are often present in people's lives in seasons of trouble and times of crisis, they can provide comfort in the midst of suffering and offer guidance for the future. When our church members struggle in the darkness, the darkness need not overcome them. Discover how you and your church can be proactive in caring for those at risk of self-harm.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 407305
  • Product Code 9780830841172
  • ISBN 0830841172
  • EAN 9780830841172
  • Pages 233
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2014
  • Sales Rank 4418
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.336kg

Karen Mason

Karen Mason has a PhD in counseling psychology and is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. She and her husband, Paul, have two grown children.

  • :acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1 Who Dies By Suicide?
  • 2 Shattering Myths About Suicide
  • 3 Suicide And Christian Theology
  • 4 Theories If Suicide
  • 5 Helping Someone In A Suicide Crisis
  • 6 Helping A Survivor Of Attempted Suicide
  • 7 Helping The Helpers
  • 8 Helping Suicide Survivors
  • 9 Helping The Faith Community
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Subject Index
  • Author Index
  • Scripture Index

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