NCPD Webinar October 20, 2009

Access to Tools in Addressing Suicide:
Pastoral Supports and Prevention Strategies

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 1:00- 2:30 p.m. Eastern

(Scroll to the bottom or click here for the Webinar Resources.)

Fr. Ron Rolheiser

The affects of suicide on parishioners and their family members from children and youth to the elderly are immeasurable. Pastoral and youth ministers, catechetical and family life ministers, family members—all involved— want to be aware of how to respond and to gain tools in addressing suicide.

Go to and click on Writings on Suicide and browse through many of Fr. Rolheiser's thoughts and reflections on this topic, in preparation for this upcoming webinar.

For downloadable PDF flyer click here.


  • Noted speaker, columnist and author, Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI;
  • Board Chair, Suicide Bereavement Support (SBS) and Archdiocesan Religious Education Coordinator, Claire Woodruff
  • Dr. Thomas Welch, Member, NCPD Council on Mental Illness and Adult/Forensic Psychiatrist.

Recommended for: 

  •  Catechesis

  • Catholic Schools
  • Health Care
  • Social Concerns
  • Chaplaincy
  • Family Life
  • Parish and Diocesan Pastoral Support
  • Youth Ministry
  • Disability Ministry
  • Mental Health

  •  Webinar replays are available within one year of webinar. Please click the link to the right to purchase.  Link  
     Transcript  Word  PDF
     PowerPoint Presentation in PDF    PDF
     Catholic Teaching on Suicide  Word  PDF
     NCPD Board Statement on Initiative 1000  Word  PDF
     Resources on Suicide from Iris Bolton  Word  PDF
     Quick Facts on Suicide    PDF
      Web Links to Suicide Resources  Word  PDF
     National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry: Web Resources for Suicide  Word  PDF
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Suicide Resources  Word  PDF


Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Access in Catholic Education: Catholic High Schools
Karen Tichy, Doreen Engel and Marie Powell