176Wanting to Live: Overcoming the Seduction of Suicide

Life is a priceless gift—yet every year, thousands of despondent souls end their own lives. Many are children and teenagers who assume they are leaving all their troubles behind them as they go to a better world.

A current pop culture reaction to the movie Avatar is the discussion about suicide.  Why?  Because people are lured into thinking they can't face life on Earth that isn't as idyllic as the world of Pandora.

An understanding of who we are and the spiritual laws that govern our existence can help people in their darkest moments when they are choosing between life and death—unable, it seems, to tell the difference—while heaven itself awaits their fate.