867-869: JaLynn Prince – Autism, Adult Autism, and Mormonism

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In these important episodes of Mormon Stories, we interview JaLynn Prince – President and Founder of the Madison House Autism Foundation and wife of our frequent past guest on Mormon Stories …

762-764: Natasha Helfer Parker – Mormon Sex Therapist

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In this three-part series on Mormon Stories, we interview the fabulous Natasha Helfer Parker, MFT, CST — host of Mormon Mental Health podcast — to finally hear her “Mormon story.” This interview covers: …

751: Reflections of a Mormon/Post-Mormon Activist: Looking Back and Forward

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This episode is a recording of Dr. John Dehlin’s goodbye presentation to Cache Valley Oasis – a secular support community formed in Fall of 2015 in Logan, Utah. In his …

644: Mormon Missionary Faith Crises and Early Return Pt. 2: Sage Dalton and Depression, Faith Crisis, Suicidality

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Sage Dalton was a graduate of Dartmouth University and a regular listener to Mormon Stories podcast when she decided to serve an LDS mission in 2012. Towards the latter half …

557: Dr. Dave Christian on Epistemology and Orson Wright, the Polygamous Mission President

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Dr. Dave Christian has served as a psychologist to believing and post-Mormons for decades. In this episode, Dave begins by discussing his LDS pioneer ancestry, and his early years in the LDS …

467-468: Taryn and Jason Nelson-Seawright on Leaving the Church after Returning

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Faith Promoting Stories 139 Comments

In November, 2005 Mormon Stories interviewed Jason Nelson-Seawright (known online as “Roasted Tomatoes”) and Taryn Nelson-Seawright (“Serenity Valley”).  In this touching, 2-part series Taryn discussed how she resigned from the …

454: Josh Hanagarne on Tourette Syndrome, Faith, Family, and being the World’s Strongest Librarian

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Josh Hanagarne is a father, husband, avid reader, librarian, weight lifter extraordinaire, and the author of the amazing book The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and …

417: Dr. Ryan Cragun on his new book “What You Don’t Know About Religion (but should)”

John Dehlin Best of Mormon Stories, Ex-Mormon Stories, Mental Health 119 Comments

Today we interview Dr. Ryan Cragun about his new book, “What You Don’t Know about Religion (but Should).”  Ryan is a  professor at the University of Tampa, and specializes in …

389-391: Top 10 Mormon Mental Health Issues

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In this 3-part interview with Natasha Helfer Parker we launch a new podcast initiative called “Mormon Mental Health.”  For this episode we discuss the top 10 (or 11) mental health issues …

288: Treating Depression in Mormon Culture

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Natasha Helfer Parker (the Mormon Therapist) interviews Dr. Christopher Helfer and Dr. Vicki Winkle, two 4-year residents at the University of Utah in the psychiatric program, regarding depression. Both were …

275-279: One Mormon Family’s Battle with Mental Illness and Depression

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In this episode, Natasha Helfer Parker anonymously interviews a mother/son duo about the unique challenges of experiencing mental illness as an active Mormon family. Mother and son candidly discuss what they went through as she …

253: The LDS Church and Mental Health with Dr. David Christian

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On March 26, 2011 we held our first Mormon Stories regional retreat/conference in New York City.  This presentation on the LDS Church and mental health was given by psychologist Dr. …

232-234: Postpartum Depression Within Mormonism

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In this episode, Natasha Helfer Parker (The Mormon Therapist) interviews “Sarah,” an LDS mother of four who has a history of depression starting in adolescence followed by a serious bout …

229-230: Understanding Scrupulosity Within the LDS Church

John Dehlin Mental Health, Top 15 Mental Health, Top 25 48 Comments

Today we interview an LDS man who suffered from a psychological disorder known as Scrupulosity — which is defined as religious- or moral-based Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD affects millions of …