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Mormon Mental Health is an online mental health resource serving the Mormon community through hosting mental health podcasts. Mormon Mental Health was created in response to an increasing demand for an easy way to inform and connect Mormons seeking mental health services with resources and professionals that address Mormon culture, Mormon beliefs, and the issues unique to Mormon family and community systems. Mormon Mental Health is a service of Mormon Stories and the Open Stories Foundation. Mormon Stories explicitly seeks to align all operations with the Mormon Stories Shared Values Statement. Additionally, we endeavor to ensure that the projects we undertake 1) support individuals in Mormon-related faith crises, 2) save marriages where appropriate, 3) heal families, and 4) celebrate, challenge, and advance Mormon culture in healthy ways.

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    • 4.2, 109 Ratings

Mormon Mental Health is an online mental health resource serving the Mormon community through hosting mental health podcasts. Mormon Mental Health was created in response to an increasing demand for an easy way to inform and connect Mormons seeking mental health services with resources and professionals that address Mormon culture, Mormon beliefs, and the issues unique to Mormon family and community systems. Mormon Mental Health is a service of Mormon Stories and the Open Stories Foundation. Mormon Stories explicitly seeks to align all operations with the Mormon Stories Shared Values Statement. Additionally, we endeavor to ensure that the projects we undertake 1) support individuals in Mormon-related faith crises, 2) save marriages where appropriate, 3) heal families, and 4) celebrate, challenge, and advance Mormon culture in healthy ways.

    211: Substance Use in Mormon Faith Transition

    211: Substance Use in Mormon Faith Transition

    Hosts Jennifer White, LCSW and Jeff Lundgren, CMHC chat in this episode of Mormon Mental Health Podcast about how transitioning Mormons explore substances including coffee, alcohol, cannabis, psilocybin and ayahuasca.
    Jennifer and Jeff will be presenting on this topic at the Sunstone Digital Symposium July 30th, 2020 at 3:25pm-4:25pm MST. For more information, please visit: https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/registration/
    To help keep this podcast going past 2020, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.

    • 43 min
    210: Alternate Approaches to Depression with Symmetry Solutions Providers

    210: Alternate Approaches to Depression with Symmetry Solutions Providers

    Natasha Helfer Parker, Lisa Butterworth, Jenny Elledge and Tami Harris talk about alternate approaches to depression.
    This episode is offered by Symmetry Solutions and shared with Mormon Mental Health Podcast.
    Please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org to keep the podcast going past 2020.

    • 44 min
    209: Womanhood, Identity and Church Disaffiliation with Emily Janes

    209: Womanhood, Identity and Church Disaffiliation with Emily Janes

    *Please note that this episode contains some technical issues. We thank you for your understanding.
    On this episode of Mormon Mental Health Podcast, Jimmy Bridges is joined by Emily Janes, MS, a Marriage and Family therapist about to start her doctoral program at Texas University in the fall. In this interview, Emily discusses the findings from her masters thesis where she interviewed women in the Mormon community who had experienced disaffiliation from the church.
    Emily discusses “Hybrid Identity Theory” which is the main theory she used to research her topics of womanhood, identity, and church disaffiliation:
    Hybrid Identity Theory is used to examine, “the encounter, conflict, and/or blending of two ethnic or cultural categories which, while no means pure and distinct in nature, tend to be understood and experienced as meaningful identity labels by members of these categories” (Lo, 2002, p. 199).
    The full citation is:
    Lo, M. M. (2002). Doctors within borders: Profession, ethnicity, and modernity in colonial Taiwan. University of California Press.
    Please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org to keep the podcast going past 2020.

    • 57 min
    208: Racism, White Supremacy and Mental Health

    208: Racism, White Supremacy and Mental Health

    Natasha Helfer Parker is joined by Lisa Butterworth as they talk about racism and white supremacy and, in particular, how these pervasive systems affect the mental health and well-being of our communities.
    This episode is offered by Symmetry Solutions and shared with Mormon Mental Health Podcast.
    In lieu of donating to Mormon Mental Health Podcast, we encourage you to donate to various Black Lives Matter organizations including:
    To donate to the NAACP, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1
    To donate to Black Lives Matter, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

    • 36 min
    207: Dismantling Racism with Dr. Fatimah Salleh

    207: Dismantling Racism with Dr. Fatimah Salleh

    Join Natasha Helfer Parker for a fascinating and emotional discussion with Dr. Fatimah Salleh about racism within Christianity and the LDS Church. Please consider taking her upcoming 6-week workshop on dismantling racism within the LDS church. Healing and anti-racism work begins with being willing to sit in spaces where our minds and beliefs are opened and challenged. Fatimah will definitely bring that ability to the table, with a grace and spunk that speaks to my soul.
    To sign up for her workshop, “Spit & Mud: The Messy Miracle of Sight,” please go to:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spit-and-mud-the-messy-miracle-of-seeing-christian-racism-tickets-109406690356?fbclid=IwAR0syLgRAixy1my2R5jCMXx6f8M83rv3t_CX6D4d7AosRy-10gKnciT0i2k
    "Spit & Mud" is a six week online workshop focusing on the impact of racism within the Christian church.
    In lieu of donating to Mormon Mental Health Podcast, we encourage you to donate to various Black Lives Matter organizations including:
    To donate to the NAACP, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1
    To donate to Black Lives Matter, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

    • 50 min
    206: Racial Equality and Social Impact with Dr. Mica McGriggs

    206: Racial Equality and Social Impact with Dr. Mica McGriggs

    Join Natasha for an interview with the fabulous Mica McGriggs about racial equality and social impact. Dr. McGriggs defines racism, white fragility and white supremacy and why Mormons are more vulnerable to racism. They discuss “systems” and what we as white people can do to not be complicit.
    Dr. McGriggs will be offering a class for anyone to join. To find out more, please visit:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racial-equity-social-impact-tickets-104768040028?fbclid=IwAR1QCgrdBfD_efgtLQCOfeOGYn12SGw11Q-TXFP-5uJ2T0wW9yFvYGN8Azk
    Resources discussed in this episode:
    “Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness” by Paul Reeve
    https://www.amazon.com/Religion-Different-Color-Struggle-Whiteness/dp/0199754071
    “The Bridge Poem” by Donna Kate Rushin
    https://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/thebridgepoem.html
    W.E.B. Du Bois and “double consciousness”
    First used in an Atlantic Monthly article, “Strivings of the Negro People” in 1897: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1897/08/strivings-of-the-negro-people/305446/
    More information on “Double Consciousness”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_consciousness
    NAACP Legal Defense Fund
    https://www.naacpldf.org
    “Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence” by Joanna Brooks
    https://www.amazon.com/Mormonism-White-Supremacy-American-Innocence-ebook/dp/B08761ZHCP
    President Russel M. Nelson’s social media statement condemning racism and pleading for peace
    https://www.facebook.com/russell.m.nelson/posts/3015443371856412
    Deseret News article on President Nelson’s social media statement
    https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders-and-ministry/2020-06-01/president-nelson-addresses-race-in-social-media-post-185657
    To donate to the NAACP, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1
    To donate to Black Lives Matter, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Disillusioned RM ,

A Safe Space

I just started listening to this podcast, and felt compelled to write a review right away because I was SO grateful for the episodes on missionary trauma. As an RM who experienced depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder on the mission, and had my faith tried like never before, I have struggled greatly in having a conversation outside of therapy about having a hard time going to church after the mission. Those episodes were very validating for me and I finally felt like there were other people out there who DID understand how I feel. Thank you.

Elle.Elle.Heart ,

My Favorite Podcast

This is by far my favorite podcast. It covers taboo subjects, gives fresh insights into life with a Mormon background, and is valid/reliable. The host is fun, personable, and above all professional. She has educated me more than once, and I’m a better person for listening to her.

tifflee4 ,

Midsingles

Please help those of us out there that at divorced and now not allowed to possibly ever have sex again!!!! Help the guilt is heavy we are loosing amazing saints and there is zero guidance. I’m in my 40s and drive is high but joy allowed to pursue. Help

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