More Religious Leaders Challenge Silence, Isolation Surrounding Suicide

NPR’s Charyl Platzman Weinstock reports that more houses of worship are providing mental health services. Suicide has historically been associated with shame and sin, making it difficult for religious leaders to be involved with suicide prevention. “In 2012, roughly 23 percent of the nation’s houses of worship provided mental health programming,” Weinstock writes. “That percentage is up significantly from 2006, when only 8 percent of congregations reported sponsoring mental health programming.”

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