Standing in the Shadow of Love: The Role of the Black Church in Youth Suicide Prevention
This web resource, provided by Psychology Professor and Pastor Dr. Sherry Davis Molock, identifies risk factors for suicide: stigma, isolation, “copy-cat” clusters, barriers to treatment, and access to lethal methods within the African American community, and suggests solutions for black churches.
clergy and lay leaders
- Learn coping and problem-solving skills plus active use of spiritual beliefs; support for families; and values that encourage seeking help.
- Teach the suicide risk factors within your congregation to help prevent suicide and end suicide culture.