About Me

My name is Seth Adam Smith. I always write my full name because of a promise given to me when I was very young. Every time I write and publish something new I am reminded of that promise and it keeps me moving forward.

Moving forward is a major theme of this blog because when I was twenty years old, I tried to take my life. Since then, I’ve learned some valuable, life-changing lessons about how to handle my depression and move forward. I’ve also worked on a number of projects on suicide prevention; a critical part of my mission in life is to prevent suicide.

In 2013, I published an article called “Marriage Isn’t For You.” The article went viral. It was viewed over 40 million times, translated into over 20 languages, and published as a beautiful gift book.

My book, Your Life Isn’t For You, details some of the lessons I learned before and after my suicide attempt. The response I’ve received from this book has been amazing and it’s currently being translated into Bulgarian, Czech, Romanian, and Russian. My first fiction book, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern, is now available. Click on this link to see a full list of my published books.

Every month, I publish Life Is Worth Living, an email newsletter dedicated to sharing inspirational material. If you would like to receive this email please click here to sign up!

If you would like to contact me about any of these things or if you have any other questions or comments please click here.