Suicide: Myths and Facts

Suicide: Myths and Facts

The article “Suicide: Myths and Facts” in the September Ensign helps us challenge myths about suicide and be better prepared to reach out to those who may need help. Did you know the following are all myths? Most suicides happen suddenly, without warning....
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Over 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide every year. In the United States, suicide rates have surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, with increases in every age group. As part of ongoing efforts...
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

LDS Guide “Preventing Suicide and Responding after a Loss”

As part of ongoing efforts to help prevent suicide, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent a notice to all leaders worldwide inviting everyone to “take an active role within their communities to minister to those who have thoughts of suicide or who are...
New Videos Added to LDS Suicide Prevention Site

New Videos Added to LDS Suicide Prevention Site

In an ongoing effort to help prevent suicide, the LDS Church has released a series of hopeful videos — several of which come from Elder Dale G. Renlund — that encourage Latter-day Saints to listen to and love those considering suicide. Elder Renlund encourages...
Best LDS Resources to Help with Suicide

Best LDS Resources to Help with Suicide

The rising suicide rate is an issue of great concern. Life is a precious gift from God and each suicide is a tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who are affected by this serious concern. As followers of Jesus Christ, we have a responsibility to “mourn with...
Ellen DeGeneres Gets It Wrong About Mormons and Teen Suicide

Ellen DeGeneres Gets It Wrong About Mormons and Teen Suicide

On her TV show, Ellen DeGeneres recently stated that “the leading cause of death for Utah kids ages 11 to 17 is suicide.” That part of the statement was correct. But then she continued reading from a card, as though stating fact, “suicide in Utah has increased...
LDS Church Updates Suicide Prevention and Ministering Website

LDS Church Updates Suicide Prevention and Ministering Website

The Church website Suicide Prevention and Ministering (suicide.lds.org) has been updated with additional resources to help leaders and members prevent suicide and to help leaders minister to individuals and their families impacted by suicide. The updated website has...
September is National Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Over 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide every year. In the United States, suicide rates have surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, with increases in every age group. This month, the Church...
Music Video on Suicide Prevention: Sarah’s Story

Music Video on Suicide Prevention: Sarah’s Story

The video Sarah’s Story (Suicide Prevention) is a story of hope for loved ones. Famous singer/songwriter Nadia Khristean had always wanted to do a video on suicide prevention. Early this year Nadia met a beautiful teenager, Sarah (name changed) from Murray,...
Suicide Prevention: Would Everyone Be Happier Without Me?

Suicide Prevention: Would Everyone Be Happier Without Me?

Seth Adam Smith’s lastest article in the Huffington Post “Would Everyone Be Happier Without Me?” addresses the serious issue of suicide. Some time ago, I did keyword research for a project on suicide prevention. One of the things that shocked me the...
Videos: Touched By Suicide

Videos: Touched By Suicide

Touched By Suicide is a series of interviews by the folks at LDSDaily.com featuring members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have been affected by suicide. The video below is an introduction to the series Touched By Suicide: See all of the...
World Suicide Prevention Day September 10

World Suicide Prevention Day September 10

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. The month of September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In my article earlier this week about National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I listed these statistics: Over 800,000 people die by suicide...

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