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

241 episodes - English - Latest episode: 5 days ago - ★★★★★ - 18 ratings

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 living 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. [email protected]

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Episode #228 - Pornography, Addiction and Mental Health

May 25, 2024 18:00 - 25 minutes - 17.6 MB

Send us a Text Message. Phonography addiction is a sensitive subject, and it is one of the least understood from the perspective of mental health.  Individuals who suffer with mental health concerns are prone to addiction due to the nature of the illness and pornography is one of the most accessible drugs within our current societies.  However, you cannot address pornography addiction without addressing the underlying mental health issues.  If you do this you will fail.  When pornography ad...

Episode #227 - Intrusive Thoughts

May 12, 2024 18:00 - 19 minutes - 13.5 MB

Send us a Text Message. Intrusive thoughts and emotions are a significant problem within mental and emotional illness.  This is especially true for members of the Church of Jesus Christ and other Christians.  Thoughts of death, sexuality and worthlessness are just a portion of what we battle as we attempt to manage a difficult illness.  However, the Lord is infinitely merciful and kind to those who suffer.

Episode #226 - Returning From a Mission Early - Navigating Emotional And Mental Health

April 28, 2024 21:00 - 27 minutes - 18.7 MB

Send us a Text Message. Returning home from a full-time LDS mission early is one of the more difficult trials one will face.  Not only must you navigate a new life but you must do so with disappointed friends, family and peers all while battling a terribly controlling illness that highjacks your emotional and spiritual welfare.

Episode #225 - Love Me

April 21, 2024 23:00 - 13 minutes - 9.45 MB

Send us a Text Message. We all wonder at times whether the Lord loves us.  We wonder if our relationship is growing.  Many times we desperately seek and hope to feel that love.  I hope this message helps you to see just how loved you are.

Episode #224 - Unclean

April 14, 2024 23:00 - 17 minutes - 12 MB

Send us a Text Message. As the lepers cried out during Christ's day so do others whose fate is similar to the lepers.  Addiction affects more than the person who is suffering.  It is a power of mind and body that needs the power of the Savior.

Episode #223 - Moving Mountains of Doubt

April 07, 2024 19:00 - 21 minutes - 14.8 MB

Send us a Text Message. I hope that you enjoy this episode.  It has always been one of my favorites and perhaps one of the more relevant ones to my life.

Episode #222 - Deep Desires - Infertility-Single Life-Divorce

March 31, 2024 19:00 - 14 minutes - 10.2 MB

Send us a Text Message. For many members and individuals blessings such as marriage, children and a loving spouse have not yet materialized.  It can be a deeply painful experience to have righteous desires left unfulfilled without answers.  Trials of righteous desires can be perhaps the most painful in one's life.  Finding peace and joy can be a difficult process fraught with doubt, unworthiness, and sleepless nights.  I hope that this podcast can bring a small measure of peace.

Episode #221 - The Enemy of Our Souls

March 24, 2024 21:00 - 26 minutes - 18.1 MB

Send us a Text Message. When we can see Lucifer’s attacks for what they really are and how he works, when we are suffering from emotional and mental health issues.  We will find defenses, avoidance techniques and spiritual awareness important to our mental health. 

Episode #220 - Applying the Power of the Atonement

March 17, 2024 21:00 - 22 minutes - 15.8 MB

Send us a Text Message. In preparation for Easter, I would like to return to one of my favorite episodes.  When we better understand the nature of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we will possess greater power to access the powers of healing, understanding, grace and mercy.

Episode #219 - Emotional Exhaustion

March 10, 2024 23:00 - 19 minutes - 13.8 MB

Send us a Text Message. So often in this world of pressures, priorities and pledges to succeed, we find the wreckage of the emotionally exhausted individual.  One who has pushed beyond their emotional and physical capacity and found a crevasse so dark and deep, it is difficult to see anything much less a way out.  

Episode #218 - HeartBreak

March 03, 2024 23:00 - 18 minutes - 12.7 MB

Send us a Text Message. Heartbreak or the loss of a close emotional connection is one of the most common ways in which mental and emotional health issues arise in our lives.  Our close friends, spouse and family can literally become a part of our identity.  When we lose these people it can be as though we have lost ourselves.

Episode #217 - An Epidemic of Perfectionism

February 27, 2024 01:00 - 14 minutes - 9.8 MB

Send us a Text Message. There is a social crisis through out the world and within the church. We are becoming a society of perfectionists. And anxiety and perfectionism are consistent companions.

Episode #216 - Sexual Abuse and Assault - Healing and Hope

February 18, 2024 23:00 - 23 minutes - 15.9 MB

Send us a Text Message. Sexual abuse and assault are perhaps the most heinous type of sin perpetrated upon the innocent victim.  The wounds can run deep and cause great distress leading to mental and emotional health concerns.  The Lord weeps for those who suffer and desires that they find his healing balm with the embrace of the Atonement of Christ.

Episode #215 - I Don't Know. And It's OK

February 12, 2024 04:00 - 13 minutes - 9.16 MB

Send us a Text Message. "I Don't Know. And It's Ok" I one of the most difficult lessons we learn in this life.

Episode #214 - Why We Doubt

February 04, 2024 21:00 - 14 minutes - 9.93 MB

Send us a Text Message. Doubt in the gospel, doubt in ourselves, doubt in our emotional day to day experience is terribly unnerving.  Doubt is an emotion and when we come to understand how doubt works in our lives, especially in our mental health lives we can better adjust to its consistent companionship in our lives.

Episode #213 - Healing By Degrees

January 28, 2024 22:00 - 15 minutes - 10.8 MB

Send us a Text Message. Healing is such a personal topic.  Each of us desires healing and restoration but healing does not generally come from a dramatic miracle.  More often it comes through a process of healing rather than the miracle.  And often the Lord's healing and our healing will differ in time, effort and proceess.

Episode #212 - Mortality, the Perfect Plan?

January 14, 2024 23:00 - 16 minutes - 11.7 MB

Send us a Text Message. When you suffer with mental illness, it can be very difficult to see mortality as a perfect plan of exaltation?  And yet what else could it be?

Episode #211 - Why Don't I Feel Forgiveness

January 07, 2024 21:00 - 13 minutes - 9.6 MB

Send us a Text Message. When we suffer from mental health problems, it can be very difficult to feel forgiven.  That is the nature of the illness.  Depression and Anxiety are going to feel similar to sin.  Yet there are ways we can work through this problem with the help of the Lord.

Episode #210 - Resolutions & The Suicide Peak

December 31, 2023 23:00 - 18 minutes - 12.9 MB

Send us a Text Message. Keeping yearly resolutions can be tough for anyone but when you suffer from an illness that effects your desires, motivations and intent, it can be nearly impossible.  However, even with a mental health challenge there are ways to set goals that can keep us on track.

Episode #209 - You Will Meet Him

December 24, 2023 23:00 - 7 minutes - 5.01 MB

Send us a Text Message. You will meet him one day.

Episode #208 - Suicidal Ideation

December 19, 2023 00:00 - 19 minutes - 13.7 MB

Send us a Text Message. Suicidal ideation is by its very nature not sin.  Suicidal thoughts are one of the ways the body elevates emotional issues to the forefront of our mind.  While we should not dwell upon suicide or thoughts of death, it is not sinful to have them.

Episode #207 - Why We Don't Get Answers

December 11, 2023 00:00 - 16 minutes - 11.3 MB

Send us a Text Message. Sometimes we may feel that our Father in Heaven is not answering our questions and concerns.  Sometimes there are good reasons for it.

Episode #206 - A Mission to Fulfill

December 05, 2023 01:00 - 19 minutes - 13.4 MB

Send us a Text Message. You have a mission to fulfill in this life.  While you might have difficulties and disadvantages the Lord knows you and can most certainly make up the difference.

Episode #205 - The Atonement of Jesus Christ

November 26, 2023 21:00 - 22 minutes - 15.8 MB

Send us a Text Message. When we more fully understand the Atonement of the Savior, we can come to rely more fully upon its effects in our lives.

Episode #204 - How Do We Know?

November 21, 2023 01:00 - 14 minutes - 10.2 MB

Send us a Text Message. How do we know if we are on the path to celestial life?

Episode #203 - Along in the Chapel

November 12, 2023 21:00 - 16 minutes - 11.6 MB

Have you ever felt alone?  Have you ever felt excluded?  Have you ever felt isolated as thought no one understands you?  You are not alone.  Because we experience life through the emotions of mental illness, we often connected differently to others and that can create those feelings of isolation.

Episode #203 - Alone in the Chapel

November 12, 2023 21:00 - 16 minutes - 11.6 MB

Send us a Text Message. Have you ever felt alone?  Have you ever felt excluded?  Have you ever felt isolated as thought no one understands you?  You are not alone.  Because we experience life through the emotions of mental illness, we often connected differently to others and that can create those feelings of isolation.

Episode #202 - If You Build It

November 07, 2023 00:00 - 9 minutes - 6.7 MB

Send us a Text Message. When I end my podcast with do your part so that the Lord can do his, it is important to remember that the Lord defines his part, not us.

Episode #201 - Pride

October 30, 2023 23:00 - 20 minutes - 14.4 MB

Send us a Text Message. I know that we don't talk about pride much when we discuss mental health but in reality it is one of the major roadblocks in our healing process.  When we fully submit to the Lord, we can then see him in the details of our life.

Episode #200 - Overthinkers Anonymous

October 22, 2023 21:00 - 18 minutes - 13 MB

Send us a Text Message. Let's face the fact that we tend to overthink problems when we suffer with mental health.  The question is what do we do about it.

Episode #199 - Trust

October 14, 2023 17:00 - 14 minutes - 10.3 MB

Send us a Text Message. When you suffer with an emotional illness and mental health challenges it can be difficult to trust your emotions.  This causes personal revelation to be a difficult exercise.  However, just because you struggle to receive personal revelation doesn't mean that the Lord isn't directing your life.

Episode #198 - Thoughts & Dreams

October 09, 2023 02:00 - 15 minutes - 10.7 MB

Send us a Text Message. While our thoughts and dreams may not mean anything, it is important to understand how the Lord works with our thoughts and dreams, especially when we suffer through our episodes.

Episode #197 - Spiritual Giants

October 01, 2023 15:00 - 13 minutes - 9.3 MB

Send us a Text Message. Deep spiritual reservoirs require difficult trials.  Our trials are given in proportion to our spiritual nature.

Episode #196 - The Origins of Peace

September 24, 2023 21:00 - 19 minutes - 13.3 MB

Send us a Text Message. So often in this world we are told where peace is to be found.  However, there is only once source of true peace.

Episode #195 - Pivoting & Planning

September 17, 2023 19:00 - 21 minutes - 14.8 MB

Send us a Text Message. Mental Illness can and does cause life chaos where the only thing that is certain is that your illness is going to get in the way.  Our lives can feel like failures but the reality is that the Lord can use that failure.  He can turn what seems to be a life of chaos into a life of wonder and success.

Episode #194 - Angels & Ordinary Lives

September 03, 2023 20:00 - 17 minutes - 11.7 MB

Send us a Text Message. You might be surprised to know just how often the Lord comes to those with Ordinary Lives and just how often the angels from beyond the veil visit us to offer comfort and hope.

Episode #193 - Psychological Warfare

August 27, 2023 20:00 - 18 minutes - 12.9 MB

Send us a Text Message. We are in a war, there is not doubt of that.  The daily war we fight rages on as we work to find our footing in the loose moral soils of the world's philosophies.  The battle we fight is personal and intimate, lodged with the mortal and spiritual mind.  We seek to overcome the suffering and find true happiness.  In so doing we must be very careful of the world's psychology and definitions.  While psychology as a science has many wonderful aspects that provide for sig...

Episode #192 - Inner Desire - What Do I Truly Want?

August 20, 2023 21:00 - 19 minutes - 13.3 MB

Send us a Text Message. Our deep inner desire represents our true core emotions.  They are who we are and what we become.  It is important to understand how these core emotions work and how mental illness can overwhelm them leaving us lost and confused.  And to understand that the Lord will judge us by our true core emotions and not our illness.

Episode #191 - Living in the Present

August 14, 2023 00:00 - 11 minutes - 7.76 MB

Send us a Text Message. The Lord has said "Be Ye Therefore Perfect".  I believe that the Lord did not intend for us to use that statement as a form of judgement but rather I believe he stated it so we would understand that perfection was possible.

Episode #190 - The Guilt Gap

August 06, 2023 20:00 - 19 minutes - 13.2 MB

Send us a Text Message. We as human beings create a strange problem.  We struggle to match our perceived capacity with our true capacity.  And in so doing we create a guilt gap.

Episode #189 - A Conversation

July 30, 2023 13:00 - 18 minutes - 12.7 MB

Send us a Text Message. I had a wonderful conversation with a Bishop the other day.  We discussed his youth and how he could help them with the trial that is mental and emotional illness.

Episode #188 - Emotional Entitlement - The One True Source

July 23, 2023 21:00 - 13 minutes - 9.42 MB

Send us a Text Message. When we are hurt by another's actions and or words we often find ourselves in the realm of emotional entitlement.  During the Savior's last 24 hours he taught a masterful sermon on the merits of avoiding emotional entitlement.

Episode #187 - Deconstructing Walls

July 16, 2023 21:00 - 19 minutes - 13.6 MB

Send us a Text Message. Deconstructing emotional walls and working with our core issues.

Episode #186 - Coming to Christ, Deconstructing Emotional Walls & Barriers

July 09, 2023 21:00 - 19 minutes - 13.6 MB

Send us a Text Message. Emotional Walls & Barriers are the most difficult type of "Coming to Christ" we will do in this life.  When deeply negative emotions have been associated with church activity, members or doctrine, the mind can build strong emotional barriers.  This will occur with someone experiencing mental health challenges, trauma of abuse, PTSD and other types of emotional distress.  

Episode #185 Mission & Purpose

July 02, 2023 22:00 - 15 minutes - 10.9 MB

Send us a Text Message. We all have a deep desire and need to find our purpose and mission in life.  Sometimes mental illness can appear to be a hindrance rather than a help.  However, have you ever pondered if your mental illness could be a part of your mission?

Episode #184 Feelings, Emotions & True Identity

June 25, 2023 20:00 - 18 minutes - 12.5 MB

Send us a Text Message. Identity is a powerful desire to understand who we are.  It seems to dominate every part of our life.  Our deep desire for identity is likely rooted in our spiritual experiences previous to mortality.  We possess an identity already developed and formed long before this earth-life.  That identity, our spiritual identity, is our true identity and that is the identity we should seek through personal revelation and the Spirit of the Lord.

Episode #183 - Your Day Will Come

June 18, 2023 20:00 - 10 minutes - 7.36 MB

Send us a Text Message. Sometimes we tend to lose hope that our miracle will ever come.  But I promise you that miracles occur everyday and Your Day Will Come.

Episode #182 - Into the Mind of Addiction

June 11, 2023 00:00 - 24 minutes - 17.1 MB

Send us a Text Message. Addiction in the sense of mental illness is a symptom not a problem.  So often we judge individuals because of their addiction and place them in the "sin" box hoping they will come out of it with eyes that always think they will fall back into it.  When you really understand mental illness and addiction and the way the mind is wired to become addicted, you will never see addiction the same again.

Episode #181 - Anger and the Stages of Grief

June 04, 2023 22:00 - 14 minutes - 10.3 MB

Send us a Text Message. When we suffer for periods of time, we can wonder why we are being treated unfairly and with those thoughts can come the anger.  Anger is not a health emotion but a masking of our true feelings.  We must pass through this stage to acceptance and healing through stages until we come to the Savior humbly and willing to accept his will.

Episode #180 - Lot's Wife & Daily Bread

May 28, 2023 21:00 - 14 minutes - 10 MB

Send us a Text Message. Lot's wife's story is a strange one when you consider it.  But it has a unique message that helps us with mental and emotional illlness.