Seth Adam Smith is an LDS author, blogger, and YouTuber who is passionate about preventing suicide. Smith is a survivor of a suicide attempt, an experience which was chronicled in the Mormon Message, “Sitting on the Bench: Thoughts on Suicide Awareness and Prevention.”
“My goal, therefore, is to raise $6,535—$1 for every foot of change in elevation. Each dollar helps and every donation will be treated as sacred and used to prevent suicide,” Smith said.
The money will be used to create a $5,000 scholarship for the Anasazi Foundation, a non-profit wilderness therapy program that helps individuals struggling with the challenges of life. The scholarship will allow someone struggling with suicidal intent to attend and get the most out of the foundation’s programs.
The money will also be used to create information videos from professionals about how to overcome the struggles of mental illness and suicidal thoughts and feelings. The videos will be free online to the public.