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...
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...
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...
Video: How Can I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal?

Video: How Can I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal?

In the video “How Can I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal?,” Andrea Hood, a Suicide Prevention Coordinator in the state of Utah, shares some great advice on how we can help someone who may be contemplating suicide.     The video was created by Seth...
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...
Music Video OKAY by The Piano Guys

Music Video OKAY by The Piano Guys

We’ve all received bad news. We’re all struggling with something or someone we love is barely holding on. We hear about hate, terror, and despair. But that doesn’t mean that goodness is gone. Inside, most of us still genuinely want happiness not only for ourselves,...
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...
LDS Church Publishes Suicide Prevention Website

LDS Church Publishes Suicide Prevention Website

To coincide with the National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September and the World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, the LDS Church has published a Preventing Suicide web page. PreventingSuicide.lds.org provides essential information for those who are...
World Suicide Prevention Day September 10

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Over 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide every year.1 That’s 1 person every 40 seconds.2 And for every completed suicide, there are 25 suicide attempts.3 In the United States, suicide rates have...
LDS Magazine Articles About Suicide Prevention

LDS Magazine Articles About Suicide Prevention

The LDS Church has published the following age-appropriate articles about suicide in the September issues of the Church magazines: September Ensign & Liahona: “Choosing to Live” and “How to Create a Suicide-Prevention Safety Plan.” The article is written for...
Gospel Topic: Suicide

Gospel Topic: Suicide

The LDS Church has just updated the entry on “Suicide” in the Gospel Topics on LDS.org. The timing coincides with the national suicide prevention awareness month in September. The Gospel Topic states, “Most people who have thought about suicide do...

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