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How to Cope with Post-Mission Depression

Dear recently returned missionaries,

By now you have probably realized that you will have good days and bad days at home, just like you did while on the mission. Some days can even be really, really bad, and some may even develop what I have labeled as Post-Mission Depression, or PMD.

The symptoms of PMD may include, but are not limited to, random bouts of crying for no reason, a broken heart, the urge to help people or teach the gospel all the time but being unable to do so, not finding joy or satisfaction in doing day-to-day or menial tasks or activities you love, feeling guilty for just sitting around or wasting time, among other symptoms which are commonly found in returned missionaries with PMD.


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