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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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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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Did you know?: May and Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I don’t know why May was chosen, but today I came across this Wikipedia article about Saint Dymphna, the Catholic patron saint of mental illness, whose day is May 15. May 15 is a … Continue reading

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Does seeking counseling indicate a lack of faith?

In the last article, I discussed the use of priesthood blessings in getting relief from mental illness. I believe that most Latter-day Saints understand that (1) healing through a priesthood blessing is contingent, not only on our own faith, but … Continue reading

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