Suicide Awareness is a growing initiative in our culture and our Church that reminds us to regularly check in with ourselves and with our loved ones, especially during seasons of stress, anxiety, or despair. Suicide prevention and offering comfort to those grieving a loss from suicide can be difficult to navigate. This page offers resources for hope and guidance for those who need it.


Catholicism and Death by Suicide by Deacon Ed Shoener

Mary Is There During Our Grief by Leticia Ochoa Adams

Healing is Essential by Bob Schuchts

Chicago Catholic: Helping to Prevent Suicide During Stressful Pandemic

Podcast Episodes

At the Foot of the Cross with Leticia Ochoa Adams

The Power of Healing with Sr. Miriam James Heidland, S.O.L.T., and Fr. John Burns

Helping Teens Be Mentally Healthy with Roy Petitfils

Children and the Mental Health Crisis with Jasmyn Joubert

Mental Health with Regina Boyd

Saints Who Struggled with Mental Health Issues with Tommy Tighe



How Pastoral Leaders Can Respond to Suicide

Books That Offer Hope and Healing

Ave Explores: Stress, Anxiety and Mental Health

Explore a variety of mental health issues such as addiction and recovery, forgiveness, grief, practicing mindfulness, therapy, and spiritual direction. Learn why it’s important to take care of your mental health and what you can do to get back on track. Plus, we offer a variety of practical resources where you can find out more. Click here to find all the content. 

The contents of this page, such as text, graphics, images, and other material are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. 

If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you're having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.