Resources on Trauma, Suicide Prevention and Mental Illness

September 13, 2014 9:00am to 2:00pm

Bloedel Hall at St. Mark’s Cathedral 1245 Tenth Avenue East 

Clergy, congregational members and the wider community are invited.  A $25 donation is suggested, scholarships available, a light lunch included. To register, email us at or call 206-322-6030.

The Chaplaincy is organizing a major fall community educational event. On Saturday September 13, Barbara Bennett, will present a workshop on “Understanding Trauma Informed Care.” Barb has worked across the country with teachers, social service staff, mental health providers, public officials, first responders, corrections officers and others who are on the front lines with individuals and families who have experienced trauma. Barb opens the conversation with recognition that all of us can be overwhelmed and deeply vulnerable. She offers practical wisdom on how to respond to fear and anger, how to build trust and develop a relationship supportive of healing and growth. Barb explores how to create an environment that is respectful, safe and welcoming for all, and helps participants develop healthy approaches to self-care.

September 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Resources for clergy and congregations will be available at the workshop, and on the Chaplaincy website.

October 5-11 is Mental Illness Awareness week. Resources for congregations will be available at the workshop and on line.