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Help Seth Adam Smith Hike the Grand Canyon for Suicide Prevention

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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.”

As part of his latest effort to raise awareness and support for this very important cause, Smith is planning to hike across the Grand Canyon, from the North Rim to the South Rim, to raise money for a suicide prevention scholarship and other resources. The route is a grueling 23 miles with an elevation change of approximately 6,535 feet.

“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.

You can learn more about Smith’s story and donate to the cause here.

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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