We, the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, along with support from the Suicide Prevention Coalitions of Kent and Ottawa Counties, would like to formally invite your congregation to a train- the-trainer workshop called BN 301, be nice. Faith. The combined efforts are to build healthier communities through mental health education and work to reduce the stigmas associated with mental illness.
be nice. is a mental health education, and suicide prevention action plan that creates a positive cultural change through simple daily actions. The program has been implemented in schools, communities, businesses, and now in faith-based communities utilizing a self-starting curriculum with initial training by the Mental Health Foundation Staff.
The goal for putting together this BN 301, be nice. Faith training, is to challenge the faith communities to join in on sharing resources, learn more about suicide warning signs, and work towards reducing stigma.