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Alex Boyé’s Inspiring Suicide Prevention Song “Bend Not Break”

Alex Boyé's Inspiring Suicide Prevention Song "Bend Not Break"

One of Alex Boyé’s most recent songs is moving plea to those struggling with mental illnesses and suicidal ideation. Boyé joined with Randy Jackson of American Idol fame and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to write, produce, and distribute the song and video to help those who are struggling. The song, “Bend Not Break,” is the focal point of …

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“Choose to Stay” Video from Church Tackles Subject of Suicide

"Choose to Stay" Video from Church Tackles Subject of Suicide

If you are considering suicide please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK [8255]). “I tried to smile and hide my darkness. I remember waking up on my 17th birthday wanting to end my life.”   In many cases, suicide prevention is a painful, long-term process. A young man talks about his struggle with depression and the persistent feelings of …

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Church Invites Members to Join Day of Prayer for Those Affected by Suicide, Mental Illness

Church Invites Members to Join Day of Prayer for Those Affected by Suicide, Mental Illness

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting its membership to join others across the United States in prayer this weekend for those whose lives have been touched by suicide and those struggling with suicidal behavior and mental illness. September 7–9, 2018, is the National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, and Life. Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. of the …

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LDS Church Releases Letter: “Preventing Suicide and Responding after a Loss”

LDS Church Releases Letter: "Preventing Suicide and Responding after a Loss"

In an effort to invite members of the Church to “take an active role within their communities to minister to those who have thoughts of suicide or who are grieving a loss,” the Priesthood and Family Department sent out a worldwide letter addressing the topic of suicide. The letter, dated August 9, 2018, details the Church’s doctrines and principles regarding suicide, …

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LDS Church Releases Video Series on Suicide

LDS Church Releases Video Series on Suicide

In an ongoing effort to help prevent suicide, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a series of hopeful videos — several of which come from Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — that encourage Latter-day Saints to listen to and love those considering suicide.   Elder Renlund encourages Latter-day Saints to …

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Elder Dale G. Renlund Shares Powerful Message on Suicide

Elder Dale G Renlund Shares Powerful Message on Suicide

UPDATE: The Church has released an entire video series on the subject of suicide, of which this video is just one. Watch all of the videos and learn more here. Elder Dale G. Renlund released a powerful video today discussing suicide. He shared more thoughts alongside the video: “Likely everyone knows and loves someone who has experienced suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide, …

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LDS Church Joins Task Force to Address Teen Suicide

LDS Church Joins Task Force to Address Teen Suicide

News Release from Mormon Newsroom The rate of teen suicide in the United States is rising. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supportive community environments act as a protective factor in suicide prevention. At the Utah State Capitol on Wednesday, Gov. Gary Herbert announced the formation of a community task force to address teen suicide.   …

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Help Seth Adam Smith Hike the Grand Canyon for Suicide Prevention

Help Seth Adam Smith Hike the Grand Canyon for Suicide Prevention

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 …

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How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

If you’ve struggled with suicidal feels or intentions, you know how hard it can be to open up and ask for help. However, sharing your experience is essential to receiving the support and guidance you need not only to survive, but thrive. It may seem impossible, but there are ways you can take control and become your own best advocate. …

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