Spiritual Communities Suicide Prevention: During a Crisis


These are resources to help support someone who is experiencing suicidal despair and/or contemplating suicide. In public health, resources and programs that assist someone at this time are known as “intervention.”


General Intervention Resources

Christian Intervention Resources
  • Soul Shop 

    • Workshop for faith leaders in counseling individuals considering suicide or at risk for suicide

  • St. Raphael Counseling (Roman Catholic)

    • Behavioral health counseling informed by Roman Catholic perspectives

Islamic Intervention Resources

Jewish Intervention Resources
  • Beit Teshuva (Jewish Substance Misuse and Compulsive Behaviors help)

    • Includes residential treatment programs for substance misuse and compulsive behaviors, educational resources, and a congregation.


    • HereNow is a teen-led community for teens to connect with other teens to learn about mental health and wellness, share their experiences and stories, and access resources about mental health. You can find the HereNow app on Google Play and the App Store. HereNow is a project of The Jewish Board and made possible with the support of UJA-Federation of New York.

  • Local Jewish Social Services Agency

    • Some Jewish communities have a local Jewish social service agency (i.e. Jewish Family Services or Jewish Family and Children’s Services) which may offer mental health services. Contact your local agency for more information.

    • Although “Jewish” is in the name, these services are provided for people of any faith tradition (or no faith tradition)

    • Jewish Family Service

  • Local Jewish Federation

  • Refuat Hanefesh

    • The mission of Refuat Hanefesh is to create a Jewish community that is more aware, respectful, and empathetic to people living with mental illness. Refuat Hanefesh offers a variety of web pages, blog posts, and other resources.

  • Additional Local Jewish Mental Health Resources