A Father’s Response to “Me Too”

My name is Seth Adam Smith. I’m an author, a blogger, and a YouTuber—but more than any of those things I am a husband and a father. The focus of my work is typically on depression and suicide prevention. I am often so busy with those things that I seldom write about political or social events. But as a father,…

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The Russian Orphan

A few years ago, I worked at Anasazi Foundation, a wilderness therapy program for at-risk youth. For a time, I helped a young woman who was adopted from Russia. She had lived a very hard life and, as a result, she did not believe that there was any such thing as God—or that there was any such thing as goodness,…

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How Can I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal?

Do you know someone who is feeling suicidal? Does someone you love want to end their life? What can you say? What can you do? How can you help them? How Can I Help Someone Who Is Suicidal? If someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, there are some simple—but profound—things you can do to help. Click on the…

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Suicide Is Everyone’s Business

Suicide is everyone’s business and we all need to care. In this video, Lacey McFarland, a suicide prevention coordinator with the Weber-Morgan County Health Department in Utah, shares some of the warning signs of suicide and offers thoughts on how we can help those who are struggling. Find more resources at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by clicking HERE. Transcript…

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How to Recognize Depression

In order to live a healthy life, each of us needs to learn how to recognize depression when it hits. In this interview, Taryn Aiken Hiatt, a Utah Board Member of AFSP, shares some thoughts on how she recognizes depression and then shares some methods she uses to fight back. Learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by…

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