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EHF Learning Community on Mental Health and Well-Being | Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business

July 22, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

EHF Learning Community on Mental Health and Well-Being
Hosted by the EHF Congregational Engagement Team and mental health partners Lynda Frost and Anna Jackson


The Episcopal Health Foundation invites you to take part in a Learning Community composed of a series of 90-minute sessions aimed at exploring how we can create connection and promote the mental health and well-being of people in our communities and congregations. The sessions will have two primary goals:
1) Increasing participants’ mental-health related knowledge, facilitative skills, and adaptability during this challenging time; and
2) Building connections across congregations in Texas with similar interests in promoting congregational and community well-being.

The Learning Community is a next step for Episcopal congregations looking for imaginative ways to connect, deepen strategies for promoting mental health and well-being, and gain experience using virtual meeting platforms to invite meaningful conversation. You are encouraged to participate in multiple sessions, but given the demands of the moment, we anticipate people may not be able to attend all sessions.

Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business

Date: Wednesday,July 22, 2020
Time: 12:30PM – 2:00PM CST

The third EHF Congregational Engagement in Mental Health Learning Community session, “Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business,” is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22nd from 12:30-2:00pm CDT. Learning Community sessions will have topics focused both on mental health-related content and virtual facilitation processes. In this session, Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative Executive Director Lisa Sullivan will join us to share insights into how congregations can address suicide prevention in their communities. More information is below, including recommended pre-readings.

Our goal is a safe and informative experience, however we know mental health and related topics such as suicide can be difficult, especially for those with lived experience. The presentation today involves in-depth discussion on suicide, suicide prevention risk and protective factors and warning signs. As a result, this discussion may not be suitable for all participants, especially for those who have been exposed to trauma, suicide loss, lived experience, or other similar experiences. Please consider the topic carefully before attending.

Please contact Eric Moen at emoen@episcopalhealth.org if you are interested in attending

What You’ll Need in Order to Meaningfully Participate
– Zoom, which can be downloaded here: https://zoom.us/download. Zoom lets you connect in a variety of ways – from a laptop, phone app, or by dialing in. You can even combine things (for instance using the phone dial-in for audio and the computer video). Test your system here: https://zoom.us/test
– This isn’t a session on how to use Zoom, but you’ll get some good experience WITH Zoom during the time we’re together, and it might give you some ideas for how you can gather people in your own community online. Learn more about Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
– Sound tends to be better when people wear headphones, but it’s fine for many people without them. FYI, when you join Zoom video will automatically be turned on. You can manually turn this off when you arrive.
– A quiet-enough space to hear the session and contribute yourself.
– Paper and a writing utensil.
– Some patience, your sense of humor, a little bit of a taste for adventure, or at least some curiosity.

The Episcopal Health Foundation Congregational Engagement Team works with the Episcopal congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas to deepen their outreach ministries engaging in building healthy communities.


July 22, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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