LGBT Suicide and the LDS Church

Feb 2, 2016

Last week, an advocacy group made headlines when they said there’s been a startling increase in suicides among LGBT Mormon youth. They blamed LDS Church policy which labels members in same-sex marriages as apostates. It’s hard to get a line on those statistics though, and while the anecdotal numbers are problematic, they still raise serious concerns. Tuesday, we’re asking what we know about depression and suicide in gay Mormons and whether the Church’s vocal stance contributes to that risk.

If you need help:

  • LGBT Youth Crisis & Support Lifeline, The Trevor Project
    www.thetrevorproject.org
    Trevor Lifeline: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
  • Utah Pride Empathy Line 
    1-800-GO-PRIDE 
    24 hours a day 
  • SafeUT App
    Call Lifeline 1-800-273-8255The SafeUT Mobile App is available in the Apple and Google Play stores by searching “P3 Tips” and selecting “SafeUT.”
  • Utah Suicide Hotline
    Valley Mental Health
    Crisis Line, 24 hours / 7 days
    (801) 261-1442
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, www.afsp.org
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