Each year on September 10th is World Suicide Awareness Day. The statistics are staggering: every 40 seconds, someone completes suicide. For each person who dies by suicide, there are at least 40 more attempts. Many of us have been touched by this tragic event in our own lives. In this platform cantata, Dr. Rost will explore the many reasons that can lead people to attempt (and in many cases, complete) suicide and how we can help ourselves and others find a way through the shadows.
Prior to joining the New York Society for Ethical Culture as its newest Leader, Dr. Nori Rost served the All-Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado Springs, CO as their settled minister for 13 years. Before that, she was a minister with Metropolitan Community Church, a queer Christian denomination, for almost 20 years. She is passionate about social justice and has been involved in social rights activism since she was 17. She is an outspoken advocate for justice and equity and has received many awards and recognition for her work.
Nori holds a Master of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, she holds a Certificate for Spiritual Direction from the Benet Hill Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings, please Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 OR Text GO to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor through Crisis Text Line, a global not-for-profit organization. Free, 24/7, confidential.
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