491: Mormonism and Depression, Suicide, and Medication: A Larger Context

Dan Wotherspoon Addiction, Depression, LGBTQ 10 Comments

In recent years, Mormonism has been doing much better when talking about depression and mental health struggles, helping destigmatize them and encouraging its members to …

477–478: Improving the Way Mormons Discuss Anger

Dan Wotherspoon Communication, Depression, Faith Development, Grief and Suffering, Mormon Culture, Spirituality, Women 2 Comments

This episode begins with a description of occasions in which one of our guests expresses feelings of anger over something only to be told one …

471–472: Reflections on the Recently Revealed MTC Sexual Abuse Cases

Dan Wotherspoon Abuse, Atonement, Christianity, Church Leadership, Communication, Community, Depression, Disaffection, Faith Development, Jesus Christ, Mormon Culture, Sexuality, Women, Worthiness 7 Comments

Within the past ten days, Mormonism has been rocked by a recoding and transcript released through MormonLeaks that depicts the confessions of a former president …

361: Joy Amidst Sadness: Kim Puzey’s Journey to Peace

Dan Wotherspoon Depression 7 Comments

This episode continues a conversation with one of the panelists from the previous installment, Kim B Puzey. Picking up where we left off in his life …

181: Grieving (and Can We Do it Better?)

Dan Wotherspoon Depression, Grief and Suffering 8 Comments

The death of loved ones and other difficult transitions really shake us up, and it is very natural for us to want and need to …

174–175: The Chaplains on . . . Suffering

Dan Wotherspoon Depression, Grief and Suffering 17 Comments

When we meet someone who is suffering, whether physically or emotionally, we naturally want to be of service to them. Sometimes our fears overcome us, …

94–95: Suicide

Dan Wotherspoon Depression, Grief and Suffering 28 Comments

Suicide affects all of us, and involves so many devastating emotions. Grief (as one of the panelists refers to it, a very “complicated” form of …