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

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

Karen Mason
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12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year (Counseling)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.

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12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year (Counseling)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.
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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.

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  • 12th Annual outreach Resource Of The Year (counseling)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.
  • 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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Very insightful
5 stars By Jo.b, Apr 22 2018
A topic that even in today's society is quite taboo. This book challenges your preconceived assumptions whilst providing useful statistics and preventive measures. Not just handy for academic purposes but also insightful for parents. 
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  • Catalogue Code 415534
  • Product Code 9780830896479
  • ISBN 0830896473
  • EAN 9780830896479
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2014
  • Sales Rank #14968
  • DRM Free
  • Printable No

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