Fargo-Moorhead Area Soul Shop
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fargo-Moorhead The North Dakota Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting a Soul ShopTM workshop: Equipping Faith Communities to Minister to Suicidal Desperation Soul ShopTM, the leading provider of faith-based suicide prevention workshops in the US, will presenting a one-day training, sponsored by the America Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at Courtyard by Marriott – Fargo/Moorhead, 1080 28th Ave S, Moorhead, MN. While targeted to pastors and faith community leaders, Soul ShopTM trainings benefit counselors, lay ministry leaders first responders and essentially anyone interested in learning how to effectively minister to suicide. “Given that 6% of adults and 17% of adolescents are thinking about suicide and 50% of any congregation is impacted by suicide in some form, this is an issue that the church cannot avoid. Communities of faith have both a theological obligation and a call by God to face this challenge head on, equipping members to do the same”. ~ Michelle Snyder, Soul Shop Director Soul ShopTM equips leaders to minister to suicide impacts as a regular aspect of their ministries. The workshop includes addressing the primary obstacles to dealing with suicidal desperation such as stigma, fear, and shame; statistics/facts about suicide; and how ministries can create a supportive environment while shifting the culture around how people deal with this subject and one another. Since its development in 2014, Soul Shop has trained thousands nationally and internationally in suicide awareness and has facilitated the development of suicide prevention plans with numerous community teams. The workshop fee is $25.00. Soul Shop has been preapproved for 6 contact hours by the ND Board of Nursing, MN Board of Social Work, and ND Board of Social Work Examiners. Register for this workshop at www.AFSP.org/SoulShopFM or call Barb Hanson at 701-238-7739.