Soul Shop Suicide Prevention Trainings to be held October 18-19, 2019

This article originally appeared in the September 2019 HQ Update newsletter.

The statewide Suicide Prevention Training will be held on October 18-19, 2019 at Saint Louis School (3142 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816). A live webinar will be available at the five locations such as West Kauai Hongwanji Mission Hanapepe Temple, Kahului Hongwanji Mission, Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, Puna Hongwanji Mission, and Mililani Hongwanji Mission.

Soul Shop is a national movement focused on helping communities and faith leaders develop skills and strategies for the prevention of suicide.

Soul Shop for Youth Leaders

Date & Time: Friday, October 18, 2019 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Registration Fee: $10* (includes workbook)

Soul Shop™ for Youth Leaders is a half-day, interfaith training designed specifically to equip leaders and educators to minister to youth who are impacted by suicidal desperation. Special attention is focused on youth specific issues of impulsivity, contagion, and confidentiality. It includes how to recognize warning signs, how to engage in life-saving conversations, and how to keep youth safe.

Soul Shop for Community and Interfaith Leaders, Clergy, and Mental Health Professionals

Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00am to 4:00pm

Registration Fee: $20* (includes workbook and bento lunch)

Soul Shop™ is a one-day training to equip community leaders, interfaith leaders, and mental health professionals, including clergy, volunteers, and those who are passionate about doing ministry, to help those who are desperate due to any type of experience with suicide. The training includes the creation of worship resource, training in suicide awareness and basic conversation skills, and the invitation to those who have been suicidal in the past to share their stories.

This event is presented by Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii together with BDK Hawaii, Chaminade University-BDK Hawaii Rev. Fujitani Interfaith Program and Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii.

For more information and registration, please visit the following links:

Suicide Prevention Training:

Suicide Prevention Training Webinars: