Faith & Health News and Updates

  • Faith communities: a natural setting for suicide prevention

    Cindy Novak

    Faith communities can provide a natural setting for suicide prevention. In fact, one of the protective factors against suicide is religiosity and a connection to a faith community, says  Dr. Munther Barakat, director of behavioral health at Aurora Behavioral Health Center in Wauwatosa, Wis. “Faith communities can provide a sense of belonging and a source Read More

  • Accompanying survivors of suicide on their healing journey

    Cindy Novak

    Many of us probably know someone who has been impacted by suicide. According to the CDC, every individual who dies by suicide leaves behind an estimated six or more close family members, friends, and other loved ones.  In 2019, for example, more than 45,000 Americans died by suicide. That means at least 270,000 people lost Read More

  • We all can make a difference

    Cindy Novak

    Dr. Tonja Williams has had a passion for working with individuals with disabilities, their caretakers and community for nearly 30 years. In fact, she always keeps a pen and paper handy at her bedside to jot down ideas on how she can best serve her clients. “Oftentimes I’m awakened with different thoughts: ‘How could I Read More

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