The Role of Faith Community Leaders in Preventing Suicide

Susan had struggled with depression for much of her life, although she managed to stay active and involved.
However after the birth of her first child, Susan went into a depression so severe that she couldn’t leave the house. Her husband David called their minister and said he was worried that Susan’s depression was getting worse. Based on what David shared, the minister told him she was concerned that Susan might be suicidal and urged him to take her to the emergency room. Then the minister asked to speak to Susan. After talking with the minister for a while, Susan finally agreed to go to the hospital, where the minister met her and her husband.