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Depression, Bipolar & Anxiety disorder discussion from the Latter-Day Saint perspective. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints within the borders and walls of mental illness. A discussion about how the author and his family successfully live the gospel while struggling with mental illness specifically depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders. Anyone with questions or comments about this podcast can contact the author through email. dtsocha@gmail.com

DEPRESSION, BIPOLAR & ANXIETY - LIVING AS A LATTER-DAY SAINT, LDS Damon Socha

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Depression, Bipolar & Anxiety disorder discussion from the Latter-Day Saint perspective. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints within the borders and walls of mental illness. A discussion about how the author and his family successfully live the gospel while struggling with mental illness specifically depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders. Anyone with questions or comments about this podcast can contact the author through email. dtsocha@gmail.com

    Episode #91 Loneliness & An Invitation

    Episode #91 Loneliness & An Invitation

    Loneliness is a common difficulty of mental illness.  We experience it even when we have good friends and in rooms of people we know.  But what is it about loneliness that is so powerful to our emotional systems.
    I also invite you to participate with me in this podcast.  Tell your story.  Help others who might find insights in your personal journey.  Contact me at dtsocha@gmail.com or text me at 509-263-8316

    • 17 min
    Episode #90 Angels

    Episode #90 Angels

    Angels have been part of the Lord's church since the days of Adam.  They play an important role in our lives and especially when we suffer from mental illness.

    • 21 min
    Episode #89 What Will Your Story Be?

    Episode #89 What Will Your Story Be?

    We all write stories about ourselves in our minds, although those stories tend to be skewed and inaccurate.  Writing your story or your perception of your self-worth and ability to attain celestial life is often a function of a perception of past events when it should rather be focus on our potential and the Lord's atonement.  This podcast explains how we can change the story we tell ourselves.

    • 22 min
    Episode #88 Emotions & Feelings

    Episode #88 Emotions & Feelings

    We possess two sources for our emotions and feelings the mortal physical body and the spiritual body.  Each motivates us in different ways.  We interpret our emotions through what we feel.  When mental illness strikes the mortal body and changes our emotional state, we find our spiritual motivational system saying one thing and our physical emotional system saying something quite opposite.  This disconnect between the two is what causes us the pain and suffering.  If we can come to recognize this, we can begin to better understand our illness and what we are feeling.

    • 22 min
    Episode #87 To Love - To Be Loved

    Episode #87 To Love - To Be Loved

    Love is the most complex word and feeling in our mortal experience.  Love is a subjective emotional state that directly relates to our experiences in pre-mortality and is one of the most powerful motivating forces in the human experience.  However, for those who suffer the emotional experience of love can vary wildly and this often causes serious problems in relationships and life experience.  Understanding this problem can in many ways provide for better more stable relationships and a better life outcome with the illness.

    • 22 min
    Episode #86 Returning to "Normal"

    Episode #86 Returning to "Normal"

    As we return to our normal lives, whatever that might be, we are going to find that things are far more difficult than they were previously.  Sometimes it will be new triggers and other times people. In the end, we will face a normal that is different from the one we knew, the one our mental illness knw.

    • 15 min

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