To make a difference in people’s lives, we must invest in and equip faith leaders on the front lines. Effective suicide prevention and mental health care must be comprehensive and requires a combination of effective interventions. Thus, we take a “bundled” approach, offering multiple interventions as needed to equip faith leaders to address the challenges inherent in addressing the complex nature of suicide. The Way Consulting Int’l. provides details of ‘what, when and how-to’ steps to create and strengthen existing faith community efforts or implement new protocols in order to create a culture that works to prevent suicide.
Our highly qualified professional staff develop data-driven programs that incorporate faith and healing messages, compassion, knowledge, and techniques to equip faith leaders to identify, understand, and respond effectively to the mental health needs of their community. Our programs can focus on a specific faith community or a geographic region to enhance their mental health ministry and suicide prevention efforts. It is critical as well to offer a life-span approach as the suicide risks for youth and young adults may be quite different from those of middle-age and older adults.
The Way Consulting Int’l. offers an assessment to determine the need and current resources; engages in interviews with faith community leaders to develop an Action Plan specific to meeting the faith community’s needs; provides details of ‘what, when and how-to’ steps to create and strengthen existing faith community assets in order to create a culture that works to prevent suicide. We give wings to the Action Plan through engaging and equipping pastoral leaders with suicide prevention competencies, in prevention, intervention, postvention, communication, leadership, support, and mentorship coupled with the attitudes, approaches, and skills for supporting life before, during, and after a suicidal crisis.