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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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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.0 • 129 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.

    222: Latter Gay Stories with Kyle Ashworth

    222: Latter Gay Stories with Kyle Ashworth

    This episode was previously recorded for "Mormon Sex Info" and is being refurbished here on "Mormon Mental Health Podcast."
    Natasha interviews Kyle on his experience with her disciplinary council and what it means to the LGBTQ LDS community.
    Kyle is the host of Latter Gay Stories:
    https://lattergaystories.org/about/
    To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.
     
     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    221: White What? A conversation about "Whiteness" with Jennifer Gonzales

    221: White What? A conversation about "Whiteness" with Jennifer Gonzales

    This episode was previously recorded for "Mormon Sex Info" and is being refurbished here on "Mormon Mental Health Podcast."
    Natasha Helfer interviews Jennifer Gonzalez about her emotional experience going through the last few weeks leading to her excommunication and how “whiteness” plays a part.
    To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.
     
     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    220: Natasha Helfer Responds to the Washington Post Piece - Part 1

    220: Natasha Helfer Responds to the Washington Post Piece - Part 1

    This episode was previously recorded for "Mormon Sex Info" and is being refurbished here on "Mormon Mental Health Podcast."
    Lisa Butterworth, LCPC, NCC interviews Natasha Helfer, LCMFT, CST, CST-S about her response to the Washington Post Piece - Part 1
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../mormon-sex.../...
    https://www.aasect.org
    Letter that was drafted by a group of about 30 LDS therapists sharing their concerns about ethics and the dangers of church overreach or discipline for practicing in line with one's professional and clinical standards:
    https://docs.google.com/.../1jNYb0i2ksVQ_Zb.../edit
    To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.

    • 25 min
    219: Family Acceptance Project with Kersti Spjut

    219: Family Acceptance Project with Kersti Spjut

    This episode was previously recorded for "Mormon Sex Info" and is being refurbished here on "Mormon Mental Health Podcast."
    Host Lisa Butterworth interviews Kersti Spjut and discuss the Family Acceptance Project. They discuss facts of LDS Parents of LGBTQ youth.

    Resources: 
    The Family Acceptance Project (familyproject.sfsu.edu) – the absolute best resource. Start here! They have a video and pamphlet specifically for LDS families.
    Mormons Building Bridges (mormonsbuildingbridges.org) have a couple good info pages with links to articles and a glossary of terms. Listen, Learn, & Love (listenlearnandlove.org/podcasts): Richard Ostler’s podcast, about the experiences of LGBTQ members of the Church PFLAG.org has lots of good resources The Trevor Project (thetrevorproject.org) has good resources specifically for addressing suicidality Books for parents The Transgender Teen by Stephanie Brill & Lisa Kenney The Transgender Child by Stephanie Brill & Rachel Papper Raising the Transgender Child, by Michele Angello & Alisa Bowman This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, by Dannielle Owens-Reid Unconditional, by Telaina Eriksen Lisa Diamond Ted Talk "Born this Way"  
    To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.

    • 54 min
    218: Refurbished Mormon Sex Info Podcast: LDS Therapists Discuss Natasha Helfer's Membership Council Hearing

    218: Refurbished Mormon Sex Info Podcast: LDS Therapists Discuss Natasha Helfer's Membership Council Hearing

    This episode was previously recorded for “Mormon Sex Info” and is being refurbished here for your enjoyment.
    This is a conversation between prominent LDS therapists about the upcoming membership council Natasha Helfer is facing this weekend (April 18, 2021).
    To help keep Mormon Sex Info going past 2021, please donate at mormonsex.info.
    To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org

    • 1 hr 21 min
    217: Understanding Psychological Factors to Conspiracy Theories & Cult-like Beliefs

    217: Understanding Psychological Factors to Conspiracy Theories & Cult-like Beliefs

    This episode was originally recorded for the "Healing Sols Podcast" and is being refurbished here for your enjoyment.
    Natasha Helfer and Kristin Bennion discuss their concerns about what has been happening in the nation with the rise of conspiracy theories and their dangers from a psychological perspective.
    "The ‘Shared Psychosis’ of Donald Trump and His Loyalists"
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-shared-psychosis-of-donald-trump-and-his-loyalists/?fbclid=IwAR2fwhFtvUalzsAQ8B5nKgK4_5XdgHLsbdA6Q8SWXtvn8_TxIzC7z9Uuqro
    For more on Kristin, you can visit:
    https://www.intimateconnectionscounseling.com/about/
    To keep Mormon Mental Health going passed 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 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.

jimstclare ,

Hard to listen to

Because of the poor quality all around

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.

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