Human Flourishing

This video from the VA Mental Health Chaplaincy’s Upstream Suicide Prevention Video Series features three speakers – sociologist Chris Smith, psychiatrist and practical theologian Keith Meador, and Rabbi Dayle Friedman who discuss the importance of meaning, purpose, and community in promoting human flourishing. Segment 3 of the video (beginning around 42:00) deals with helping people cope with life transitions by finding meaning and purpose in them. This video was designed with veterans and VA chaplains in mind, but its content is applicable to anyone providing congregational care.