The goal of Mental Health First Aid is to increase mental health literacy. Like CPR training helps a non-medical professional assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual who doesn’t have clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives, with the added underlying intention to promote health literacy.
Many have asked for guidance on faith-based arguments for gun violence prevention (GVP), research that backs up that GVP measures work, suggested responses to common pro-gun statements, and guidance on what congregations can and cannot do within their IRS tax status.
Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence is pleased to release “Gun Violence Prevention Saves Lives: Conversing with your congregation about gun violence” to help faith and lay leaders continue to effectively educate and mobilize people of faith around gun violence prevention.
The guide is free and available to all HERE.