Responding to Suicide Named ACP 2021 Resource of the Year

by Therese Brown  |  08/18/2021  |  ACMHM News

Responding to Suicide: A Pastoral Handbook for Catholic Leaders authored by Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers and edited by Deacon Ed Shoener and Most Rev. John P. Dolan from Ave Maria Press is the Association of Catholic Publishers’ 2021 “Resource of the Year.”

One judge emphasized that one of the strengths of this book was that it focuses on a very timely topic and is presented in an accessible way. Another noted that this helpful guide explores the psycho-social-spiritual aspects of suicide in a balanced and pastoral way that makes this book a necessary resource for those in parish ministry.

“We so much appreciate ACP’s recognition of Responding to Suicide as Resource of the Year,” said Karey Circosta, publisher and CEO of Ave Maria Press. “The Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers, Deacon Ed Shoener, and Bishop John P. Dolan created a unique and much-needed book that allows pastoral leaders to better understand suicide and more effectively minister to those who are grieving. Their work is a blessing to the Church.”