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"Would Everyone Be Happier Without Me": On "Huff Post," LDS Author Speaks Out on Suicide Prevention


From his blog to a Church video sharing his own struggle with depression and suicide, Seth Adam Smith has been a strong voice for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. 

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Recently, he wrote an article on the Huffington Post, stating, "Some time ago, I did keyword research for a project on suicide prevention. One of the things that shocked me the most was how often people search for terms relating to suicide. Phrases like: 'Would Everyone Be Happier Without Me?' or 'I Feel Suicidal,' and even 'How to Commit Suicide,' receive between one thousand and ten thousand monthly searches.

"One thousand is too many. One is too many." (For more from Seth Adam Smith, check out "15 Powerful LDS Resources for Battling Depression.")

Smith then shared this powerful video with LDS author Ganel-Lyn Condie, whose sister committed suicide three years ago. (For more from Ganel-Lyn Condie, read "4 Lessons of Hope I Learned from My Sister's Suicide.")

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