New Podcasts

Please check out the latest podcasts over at Mormon Mental Health which share some extremely important messages and have guests who were willing to speak to our LDS community from some really important organizations.SAMHSA on Mormon Mental Health :Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Administrator Pam Hyde, J.D. from SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.  They discuss a variety of me … [Read more...]

Morality? We can do much better than this…

I was shocked to read the most recent article on sexual morality that was just published in the March 2014 issue of the Ensign by Elder Tad R. Callister regarding a recent fireside he gave at BYU-Idaho, and have spoken with several other LDS professional therapists who were shocked as well.  I do not take the critique of a standing General Authority's position lightly - but I cannot stand silent on what I see as an extremely harmful approach to the sexual education of our members.  Here are some … [Read more...]

Advocating for Your Gay Mormon Family Member

I recently had the opportunity to interview Wendy and Tom Montgomery and their two children, Jordan (15) and Susannah (14).  They are devout Mormons from California who have five children in total.  They were part of the movement of many LDS members who pounded on doors in 2008 to support the passage of Proposition 8, the state referendum that overturned the ruling that allowed same-sex couples to marry in California.  They did so not knowing that their oldest son Jordan was gay and that he was s … [Read more...]

Postpartum Depression Podcast

I interview “Sarah,” an LDS mother of four who has a history of depression starting in adolescence followed by a serious bout of postpartum depression after the birth of her second child.  She also interviews Jamie Bodily, mother of five and certified doula through toLABOR regarding her experience and knowledge regarding postpartum depression.  Jamie has a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling, a Masters Degree in Human Services from Capella University and her undergraduate degree in Family … [Read more...]

Mormon Matters on Suicide

My most recent interview on Mormon Matters with Dan Wotherspoon, Charn Burton and Nicholas Maughn.  Offers education on suicide (why it happens, signs to look for, what to expect from grief) as well as an in depth look as to how suicide is looked at or experienced through the lens of Mormon culture and doctrine.Mormon Matters … [Read more...]

If my husband stays in the church he may kill himself…

My husband has been diagnosed with Major Depression, GAD and OCD with Religious themes. Through all my research, I have found some information on the internet about OCD with Religion as it’s theme and it is referred to as Scrupulosity. This description of Scrupulosity fits my husband to a tee. I don’t know if you are familiar with it because I don’t know how common it is. My husband’s OCD manifests itself in severe guilt. When he was in High School he was constantly confessing to the bishop anyt … [Read more...]


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