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About Keep/Watch

Keep/Watch is a learning tool for people of faith around suicide causes and prevention.

Our approach to suicide prevention is informed by Scripture, the Book of Common Prayer, statistical data, and evidence-based resources. Our goal is to see all churches become “Keep/Watch congregations”: faith communities that are rooted in worship and welcoming to those who need a place to belong.

You are invited to do this work alone or in a group, as a small book study or as a project
for the entire congregation.

We are proud to join you in keeping watch!

About the Authors

Holle Tubbs (she/her) is a writer, speaker, and ministry leader who has served in churches and nonprofit organizations in Georgia, Texas, and the Pacific Northwest.

After growing up in the Southern Baptist tradition and working in nondenominational pastoral ministry, she now serves as a lay leader in The Episcopal Church.

After two decades of ministry, Holle remains passionate about spiritual formation, leadership development, and inclusivity in faith spaces.

Her experiences with depression, anxiety, and suicide inform her suicide prevention work in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, where she is the Director of Diocesan Youth Ministries.

Holle Tubbs

Dr. Mary Chase Mize (she/her), PhD, LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor, educator, and master-level Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainer.

Prior to her academic work as a counselor educator, she served as co-investigator of two federally funded grant projects to equip people working with older adults with suicide intervention skills.

The primary focus of her research and training is community-based suicide prevention and intervention, particularly within faith-based communities and among older adults.

Mary Chase is also a clinician with Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta, where she works with adults of all ages who are struggling with suicide thoughts or grieving a loss by suicide.

Mary Chase Mize