Today I, ____________________, will do all I can to safeguard my physical and emotional health.
“Do not intentionally harm your body. Avoid dangerous activities that put your body at risk of serious injury.” – For the Strength of Youth
I, ____________________, commit to not intentionally harm my body today or until August 23 and to avoid dangerous activities that put me at risk of serious injury.
“The act of taking one’s life is truly a tragedy because this single act leaves so many victims: first the one who dies, then the dozens of others—family and friends—who are left behind, some to face years of deep pain and confusion. The living victims struggle, often desperately, with difficult emotions…
“President George Q. Cannon of the First Presidency made a clear statement about the seriousness of suicide when he said: “Man did not create himself. He did not furnish his spirit with a human dwelling place. It is God who created man, both body and spirit. Man has no right, therefore, to destroy that which he had no agency in creating. They who do so are guilty of murder, self-murder it is true; but they are no more justified in killing themselves than they are in killing others. What difference of punishment there is for the two crimes, I do not know; but it is clear that no one can destroy so precious a gift as that of life without incurring a severe penalty.”” – Suicide: Some Things We Know, and Some We Do Not by M. Russell Ballard
Links for more information:
Suicide: Some Things We Know, and Some We Do Not by M. Russell Ballard is just what the title says, describing some of the things we know and don’t know about suicide in relation to the plan of salvation and other things.
https://www.lds.org/callings/church-safety-and-health?lang=eng – The Church’s site on Safety, although it mostly applies to leaders planning activities.
https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Family_safety_with_technology – A different kind of safety, this church site has information about safety with technology.
Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.
Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Physical and Emotional Health section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/physical-and-emotional-health/