1958 Edition of Mormon Doctrine; “Suicides. See Murderers. Suicide is murder, pure and simple, and murderers are damned. There is no more justification for self-murder than for the wilful destruction of another. There is a common and supposedly compassionate tendency on the part of many to reason that all who commit suicide must be mentally unbalanced and that therefore they are not accountable for their crimes…..But the great probability is that nearly all self-murderers–though they may be depressed an mentally ill–do in fact know right from wrong, the same as most killers do. No murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” – Bruce McConkie
2 Corinthians 4:8-9; “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Utah. Statements like the one above from Bruce McConkie an “apostle of the Lord” shows a lack of empathy, grace and love people truly need and desire.