Monthly Archives: May 2011

What resources are available for behavior problems in Primary?

I am a child of God And so my needs are great Help me to understand his words Before it grows to late. As Primary teachers and leaders, we want all the children we teach to learn the gospel, have … Continue reading

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Can children have mental illness?

Children can—and do—suffer from mental illness. According to Elder Alexander B. Morrison, “An estimated 10% of children in the U.S. suffer from a mental health disorder that disrupts their functioning in home, in school, or in the community.” This may … Continue reading

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What happened to locking up the mentally ill?

Unfortunately, institutionalization and imprisonment were and continue to be the “default” solution for dealing with serious mental illness. As a society, we have continually failed those with serious mental illness. (An overview of mental illness and its treatment can be … Continue reading

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Are all mentally ill people dangerous?

Recently, my local community experienced a tragedy in which a woman who had suffered for decades with untreated schizophrenia fatally shot a police officer. While it is true that certain mental illnesses can result in erratic, occasionally violent behavior (especially … Continue reading

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