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The church launched a new website ,preventingsuicide.lds.org, to help church leaders expand their resources to prevent suicide. Church leaders has been notified by the church to make them aware of the new suicide prevention resources.
The new church website will provide information and resources for people having suicidal thoughts and attempts and to he families and friends who are concerned about someone at risk.
Another new website of the church that raises public awareness about serious public health issues ,mentalhealth.lds.org, was launched in June.
The current issues of Church publications also feature articles on suicide prevention. An article titled “Choosing to Live: Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts” appears in the September issues of the Ensign and Liahona magazines. “Understanding Suicide” was published in the New Era for youth, and the Friend reaches out to children with an article titled “Don’t Give Up!”
“Obviously, we do not know the full circumstances surrounding every suicide,” Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said in an Ensign article. “Only the Lord knows all the details, and he it is who will judge our actions here on earth.”
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