Updated: Sep 23, 2021
September is Suicide Prevention Month!
Did you know?
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death of death in the United states responsible for more than 47,500 people (Joiner, 2021)
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States among people ages 14-24 (Posner Gerstenhaber, 2021)
Suicide is the #1 killer of adolescent girls across the globe (Posner Gerstenhaber, 2021)
Suicide is increasing among 5 year old preschoolers with high numbers impacting African American children (Joiner, 2021)
Together, we can save lives.
Harmony, hope and healing is possible and it begins with community.
Together, clergy and therapists can support the whole person to thrive- body, mind, and soul... Introducing the THRIVE: Body, Mind, & Soul Care!
Join Coach Debbie, ministry, and mental health leaders from around America today by downloading the 2021 THRIVE iGuide. Then, use #FaithAndTherapy to tweet @dmempowers to let us know how you will use the guide?
This free iGuide highlights steps for prevention, recovery support, resiliency, wellness, and dispelling mental health myths. It also includes a new poetry art form created by Coach Debbie for self-care called, “Divine Completion”. It is a 4-line poem structured with syllable count 9,7,9,7. The nine and seven syllable count was intentionally selected to represent the metaphoric essence of completion, creativity, purpose and release through prose. We invite educators to use the Divine Completion poetry form as an ELA exercise for students. We encourage therapists to use the Divine Completion poetry form as an narrative or art therapy technique. We welcome churches to use this art form in their youth or kids ministry activity to explore their calling or gifts. Lastly, we also invite you! Write a "Divine Completion" poem and submit it to be featured in the 2022 iGuide. Turn your poem in to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 24, 2021 for consideration.