Monthly Archives: April 2011

Is this guilt the result of mental illness or sin?

Although mental illness is not necessarily caused by sin, the two can certainly coexist. Just as poor choices and mistakes can cause physical harm—such as illness, injury, or even death in some cases—certain choices we make or the actions of … Continue reading

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Is mental illness caused by sin?

It is easy to see the line of reasoning here: • Men are that they might have joy. (2 Nephi 2:25) • Joy comes from obeying God and following the Plan of Happiness. • A depressed or otherwise mentally ill … Continue reading

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Seven Myths about Mental Illness

In 2005, Elder Alexander B. Morrison, an Emeritus General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a general conference talk addressing “Myths about Mental Illness.” This talk should be required reading for everyone, especially leaders and … Continue reading

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What is mental illness?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has a useful fact sheet about mental illness. NAMI defines mental illnesses as “medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.” Mental illness includes … Continue reading

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