Research Study on LDS Members & Mental Health Counseling

Research Study on LDS Members & Mental Health Counseling March 16, 2017

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I received this request today from a masters level student doing research on LDS members and how they approach mental health counseling for emotional and/or relational concerns. Let’s help a research student out by filling out the short survey attached.

My name is Dane Abegg, and I am a master’s student under the direction of Dr. Sharon Kurpius, PhD., in the department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University.

I am inviting members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to participate in a study exploring the relations among psychological distress, religiosity, and mental health counseling.  The study results may help us understand the role of religion in seeking mental health care.  To be eligible to participate you must be over the age of 18 and have been baptized into the LDS church. I would love to represent MMHA members and allies in the data and the discussion.

If possible, I would ask that you send this email along to those you know who may be interested in participating.

Those who agree to participate  will be asked to respond to an electronically administered survey, accessed by clicking on the link below.  This survey is anticipated to take less than 10 minutes. Survey responses will be kept strictly confidential, and the data will be reported only in the aggregate.

Upon completion of the survey, you will also have the option to enter a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card. To protect your anonymity, you will choose to enter the drawing following completion of the research questionnaire. To enter the drawing you will submit your email address through a webform that is separate from the survey. The winner of the gift card will be randomly selected.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary and you have the right to withdraw at any time. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this study other than some emotions that could be experienced in everyday life.

If you have questions concerning this study, please contact Dane at, or the Chair of the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board, through the ASU Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, at (480) 965-6788.

By clicking on the link below, you are agreeing to participate in this study.

Please feel free to distribute this survey to others who might be interested.

Thank you,



Dane Abegg

Masters Candidate, Counseling & Counseling Psychology| College of Integrative Sciences & Arts| Arizona State University

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