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 those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort” (Mosiah 18:9).

The following is a curated list of the very best LDS resources that may help you understand how to minister to those who have thoughts of suicide or who are grieving a loss. If you find other resources you think we should list here, please post a comment below.

Pages on about Suicide

I Need Help

I am having thoughts of suicide or I have made an attempt.

Gospel Topic about Suicide

Gospel Topic from explains what Latter-day Saints believe about suicide and has links to resources to learn more.

Counseling Resources for Church Leaders

Counseling and ministering helps for LDS leaders and ward council members at

Videos about Suicide

Watch videos from the Church’s Gospel Media library about suicide

I'm Worried about Someone

I am worried about someone and want to help.

"Suicide Prevention and Ministering" Church Website has helpful awareness and prevention resources for individuals and leaders.

Suicide Risk for LGBTs

Gay individuals may be at higher risk for depression or suicide. See the “Understanding” section of

Videos About Suicide: Playlist on Mormon Channel

Videos from Elder Dale G. Renlund, Sister Carol F. McConkie, a woman who found hope after surviving a suicide attempt, and a father who endured the suicide of his son away at college. (Videos play one after another in succession.)

I Have Lost Someone by Suicide

I have lost a loved one by suicide.

Magazine Articles about Suicide

Articles from the Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and Friend magazines.

Videos about Suicide

Watch videos for Church leaders and members about suicide

Preventing Suicide and Responding after a Loss

Church Guide reviews doctrine, warning signs, how to help someone in crisis, and how to respond after a suicide loss.

Articles on about Suicide:

Gospel Topic: Suicide

The LDS Church has just updated the entry on "Suicide" in the Gospel Topics on The timing coincides with the national suicide prevention awareness month in September. The Gospel Topic states, "Most people who have thought about suicide do not want to die;...

read more


Watch the new Mormon Messages video "Sitting on the Bench: Thoughts on Suicide Prevention." Every human soul is precious. Don't give up. Show love to those who are struggling. Help guide people to resources that are available (see below). Elder Ballard: "I say we keep...

read more

A Parent’s Guide to Cyberbulling

15% of teens have faced online harassment in the last year. Cyberbullying, or “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices,” is a serious problem that can have serious repercussions, resulting in...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This