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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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Don’t mentally ill people just lack willpower?

Judging by the number of New Year’s resolutions that are discarded by February 1st each year, I doubt that people with mental illness are the only ones who struggle with willpower. But is simply exercising willpower the solution to mental … Continue reading

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Can priesthood blessings cure mental illness?

As Latter-day Saints, we believe in spiritual gifts, including the gift of healing. Priesthood blessings can give us peace, guidance, and comfort—and healing—as we turn to our Savior for help. But anyone who has given or received a blessing is … Continue reading

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