BYU student group’s video addresses depression, suicide among LGBT community

Posted at 10:35 PM, Oct 20, 2013

PROVO, Utah -- An LGBT group at Brigham Young University has embraced the message of an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is reaching out to others who feel same-sex attraction.

The group Understanding Same Gender Attraction has existed at BYU for 3 years, and the organization is for students who obey the honor code and want to have an open discussion about same-sex attraction.

Last year the unofficial school group released a video called, "It Get's Better at Brigham Young University"and it just released a second video about tackling the issues of depression and suicide among the LDS LGBT community.

The group's president, Adam White, said the video came in response to a talk given at the LDS church's recent session of general conference by Jeffrey R. Holland. The talk was about helping those who are struggling with mental illness.

FOX 13 News' Adam Rodriguez spoke to some of the students in the group about the video and their efforts, check out the video above for more details.The group's YouTube video is available below.