Mental Health

June 21, 2024 07:16 AM MDT
When I listened to the hymn performed in Spanish, I discovered an interesting lyric translation.
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May 22, 2024 01:34 PM MDT
“I was recently studying how to feel more peace in the temple, and I came across an idea that sparked an encouraging realization.”
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April 26, 2024 11:23 AM MDT
Challenges like depression can make it difficult to feel joy, but Elder Uchtdorf shared some comforting (and easy!) suggestions.
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March 01, 2024 09:13 AM MST
Manti Te’o was targeted in a high-profile catfishing scam in 2012. The experience brought him to a dark place, but he found light again through Christ.
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January 23, 2024 07:00 AM MST
How do we reconcile the promise of peace in Christ when mental illness or other difficult circumstances prevent us from feeling peaceful?
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January 10, 2024 06:39 AM MST
I asked questions I’ve long held but didn't know who to ask about. I hope these answers will help your ministering efforts and fill you with hope.
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December 19, 2023 06:00 AM MST
There may be days or seasons when we feel like we’re not getting much out of church. Here are a few ideas to improve our Sunday worship experiences.
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December 15, 2023 12:41 PM MST
If for whatever reason your Christmas doesn’t look like everyone else’s, don’t worry. Own it. You are unique, which means you can “keep Christmas” your way.
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By  Erin Amata
December 11, 2023 07:18 AM MST
There is a certain invisible pressure to feel happy around the holidays, which can be difficult for those who are in the midst of loss, depression, or anxiety.
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December 04, 2023 12:24 PM MST
Whether you’re managing depression or struggling to find joy this season, the First Presidency Christmas devotional invites us to remember the light.
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October 19, 2023 07:39 AM MDT
While missionaries’ challenges are many, our support from home can make a big difference! Here are a few practical ways parents and friends can help.
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October 16, 2023 04:35 PM MDT
Rather than hiding our mistakes, Kathryn Davis of the Magnify podcast shares how we can celebrate failure as a essential part of God's plan for us.
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September 26, 2023 10:59 AM MDT
In my early thirties, I watched general conference for the first time and experienced a long-awaited message from Heavenly Father that began to heal some deep-seated wounds.
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September 01, 2023 09:27 AM MDT
When you feel pressure to make perfect choices, remember that our missteps can teach us about ourselves and strengthen our faith in Christ.
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August 24, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
We are a church that believes in repentance, and confession is one of the steps of repentance. However, do we understand the purposes of confession and a priesthood representative’s role in the repentance process?
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August 08, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
OCD attacks the things you care about most. So, what does it look like when it attacks someone of deep faith?
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August 04, 2023 07:23 AM MDT
“What’s the Spirit and what’s my anxiety?” These insights will help you see the difference and help you draw closer to God’s light.
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July 26, 2023 12:00 PM MDT
God will always love His children—that's the message Abraham Thomas hopes to share in his song “Love Me Today.”
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July 03, 2023 09:23 AM MDT
Nathan Pacheco strives to lift his listeners to a place where believing everything will be OK becomes possible, even natural. After all, that’s what music has done for him—provide relief from darkness by inviting in God’s warm light.
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June 16, 2023 02:07 PM MDT
“How often do we miss the joy all around us because we have a fear, duty, or disappointment facing us and we can’t see past it?”
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March 27, 2023 05:00 AM MDT
For some, the biannual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a joyful time. ... But for others, general conference can be a time of stress and has the potential to induce guilt.
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January 30, 2023 07:00 AM MST
Church leaders today are not naive to the exponential growth in the number of individuals around the world struggling with their mental health.
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January 18, 2023 07:00 AM MST
When I find myself longing to feel comfortable in my own skin again, I have found a perhaps unusual source to be one of the best remedies: the Book of Mormon.
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January 17, 2023 11:56 AM MST
“This was a special project for us to be a part of,” Leavitt says. “It was a way to honor those people who have lost their lives to mental illness.”
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November 14, 2022 01:15 PM MST
If you have experienced feelings of anxiety about gospel questions, you are not alone—and you can learn to diminish your anxiety and find peace.
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October 27, 2022 02:26 PM MDT
If your 8-year-old had just a few minutes to sit down with NFL star and Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young, what do you think they would talk about?
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September 20, 2022 01:31 PM MDT
“There is hope in purposeful action. It provides us a measure of control, meaning, and determination that is very different from the feelings that come from passively waiting.”
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June 27, 2022 09:10 AM MDT
The word “anxiety” is mentioned only eight times in the Book of Mormon. Four of these times it is used by the prophet Jacob. Looking at his life, it makes sense that he probably experienced anxiety.
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May 26, 2022 09:55 AM MDT
“As you look into the many excellent options available for mental health improvement, please don’t leave the Savior out of this process.”
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May 02, 2022 05:00 AM MDT
Are mental health challenges part of divine design for our growth? Are they effects of choices made by others that afflict our development?
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April 04, 2022 08:29 AM MDT
In talking with friends who are wrestling with their testimonies, I’ve noticed a common concern: They’re not feeling the joy of the gospel.
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In a new video, Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham talks about emotional resilience.
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March 25, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
When Elder Jeffrey R. Holland speaks, one question frequently comes up: How should one care for their own mental health and emotional well-being?
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March 14, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
“Mental health challenges can impact anyone, regardless of education, geography, faith, calling, or family,” the Church’s website reads.
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March 03, 2022 01:30 PM MST
A wise therapist once told me that life isn’t really about being happy. It’s about finding peace. This lesson struck me with renewed force when I learned the story behind our beloved Latter-day Saint hymn “Where Can I Turn for Peace?”
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February 02, 2022 10:03 AM MST
Global research shows mental health issues in youth have doubled since the pandemic.
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January 07, 2022 07:00 AM MST
Now, more than ever, we need to keep talking about depression and doing things to help those who feel desperately alone. 
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January 06, 2022 10:00 AM MST
When I told my friend we were in the same boat, she balked. And for good reason: no two experiences with mental illness are the same. But I meant it in a number of ways.
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November 17, 2021 01:11 PM MST
When approaching mental health, faith and reason may be a pair of opposite errors, according to BYU professor Daniel K Judd.
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November 11, 2021 12:00 PM MST
In a new video, Steve Young shares his personal experiences with anxiety and mental health challenges as a young man and as an athlete.
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November 10, 2021 12:38 PM MST
When we understand the relationship between Christ's grace and our own good works, religion can positively influence our lives.
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October 20, 2021 09:34 AM MDT
Some may be surprised to learn that Steve Young, San Francisco Forty-Niners quarterback and Super Bowl MVP, suffered with separation anxiety disorder. Here’s how his wrestle with anxiety has shaped his life.
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October 04, 2021 11:59 AM MDT
Elder Erich W. Kopischke spoke candidly about the challenges of mental health and recommended a powerful Church resource.
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March 02, 2021 12:05 PM MST
I was a returned missionary and Relief Society president, and yet I felt miserable, weak, lonely, and convinced of my absolute spot in hell.
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January 05, 2021 08:45 PM MST
This article was originally published by LDS Living in March 2020.
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December 16, 2020 05:58 PM MST
I have been a licensed psychologist for almost 20 years. I often get asked whether I think mental health challenges are on the rise, especially among today’s youth. The answer is complicated and involves a couple of factors: 1) The stigma of mental health concerns is slowly decreasing, creating greater willingness to talk about such issues, and 2) Society has more mental health resources than it has ever had before, particularly in the form of outreach.
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November 24, 2020 11:39 AM MST
Not long ago, I was at Walt Disney World with family. We were in line for one of the more intense attractions at the resort—the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This attraction is housed in a very creepy-looking hotel, full of ghostly sights and sounds. Following an elaborate preshow, you enter a modified elevator where you are strapped into your seat. At some point, in the pitch black and without warning, the elevator car plunges more than 10 stories to the ground, then accelerates up and down the shaft in a frantic motion. The experience is incredible, potentially terrifying, and one of my favorites.
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October 09, 2020 01:09 PM MDT
As a mental health professional whose desire is to help people with mental health concerns, I was dismayed by some of the feedback I received publicly and privately about a recent article of mine that was shared on LDS Living.
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September 29, 2020 01:18 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided wonderful mental health resources in recent years. There is even an entire “mental health” section in the Gospel Library on the Church’s website. The content is excellent, and I encourage you to explore it.
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May 05, 2020 05:01 PM MDT
As part of the Deseret Book Live! series, psychologist and author Wendy Ulrich offered valuable, frank tips on how to stay mentally healthy during COVID-19.
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March 18, 2020 05:00 PM MDT
In the Church video “You Are His Child,” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles reminds others of God’s unceasing justness and kindness.
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