SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated $25,000 to an LGBT advocacy group for suicide prevention coaching.
“We are committed to working with community partners to help prevent suicide and hope this contribution will support this important cause,” LDS Church officers stated in an emailed observation. “We are mindful of those who are struggling and encourage them to reach out for help.”
Affirmation’s emailed observation stated the cash can be used to fund the educational of Affirmation leaders “to turn into qualified suicide prevention running shoes by means of one of the most main suicide prevention coaching institutes, QPR.”
Affirmation leaders met with the LDS Church’s public affairs division in February to request the investment for the trainings, the observation stated, and the grant used to be awarded to the group in April.
“We hope that this LDS Foundation grant to Affirmation will aid in suicide prevention amongst LGBTQ+ Mormons throughout the world and also be an encouragement to LDS members, bishops, young men’s and young women’s presidencies and others working with Mormon youth to take advantage of these training opportunities with us,” Affirmation president Carson Tueller stated in the observation.
“We can’t do this alone. Only by working together can we begin to reach everybody who needs to be reached both in and out of the church.”
Affirmation plans to host suicide prevention trainings at its meetings all over the world, and can supply on-line trainings on trauma and suicide prevention at no cost to Affirmation individuals and others.
The LDS Church has additionally made further efforts to deal with the rising fear surrounding suicide and to give people assets to lend a hand prevent it. Earlier this month, the church launched a series of videos supposed to inspire individuals to concentrate to and love the folk they know who may well be making an allowance for suicide.
In April 2018, the LDS Church donated $150,000 to the state of Utah to lend a hand in govt efforts to prevent suicide.
Contributing: Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com
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