Mormon Stories - LDS
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 of postpartum depression after the birth of her second child. She also interviews Jamie Bodily, mother of five and certified doula through toLABOR regarding her experience and knowledge regarding postpartum depression. Jamie has a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling, a Masters Degree in Human Services from Capella University and her undergraduate degree in Family Science from Brigham Young University. She initiated, co-wrote, and coordinated a doula program for women in recovery from substance addiction and runs a website called parentscount.com. Other resources discussed in these interviews include: postpartum.net, doulamatch.net, dona.org, and tolabor.com. Part1 - Sarah's history with depression as an adolescent and single adult and then dealing with postpartum depression after the birth of her second child. Part 2 - Discussion on Sarah's decision to go on an antidepressant- risks, benefits, guilt factors, stigmas, etc. Part 3 - Discussion with Jamie Bodily, certified doula regarding postpartum depression and/or anxiety along with its management and treatment. What can women expect as"normal" symptoms after the birth of a child vs more serious symptoms needing to be diagnosed.
Direct download: MormonStories-232-Postpartum-part1.mp3
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Today John Dehlin discusses the future of Mormon Stories podcast in 2011 and beyond, and asks for listener support.
Direct download: MormonStories-231-2011andBeyond.mp3
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Today we interview an LDS man who suffered from a psychological disorder called Scrupulosity -- which is defined as religious- or moral-based Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD affect millions of people around the world, and Scrupulosity is a particularly interesting and challenging manifestation of the disorder. In this 2-part interview we learn about this man's struggle with Scrupulosity which developed during his teen years and peaked while serving his LDS mission. We also discuss how he was able to get help for the disorder, and finally get better.
Direct download: MormonStories-230-ScrupulosityPt2.mp3
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Today we interview an LDS man who suffered from a psychological disorder called Scrupulosity -- which is defined as religious- or moral-based Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD affect millions of people around the world, and Scrupulosity is a particularly interesting and challenging manifestation of the disorder. In this 2-part interview we learn about this man's struggle with Scrupulosity which developed during his teen years and peaked while serving his LDS mission. We also discuss how he was able to get help for the disorder, and finally get better.
Direct download: MormonStories-229-ScrupulosityPt1.mp3
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Today we interview Dane Laverty -- founder of the"Agitating Faithfully" web site. Agitating Faithfully is a site supporting gender equality in the church. It was inspired by President Gordon B. Hinckley's answer to the question,"At present women are not allowed to be priests in your Church...Is it possible that the rules could change in the future..?" He responded,"Yes. But there's no agitation for that. We don't find it."
Direct download: MormonStories-228-AgitatingFaithfully.mp3
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In this multi-part interview, Dan Wotherspoon interviews Tyson Jacobsen and Randy Snyder about their transition from devout Mormonism to atheism.
Direct download: MormonStories-227-AtheismPt6.mp3
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In this multi-part interview, Dan Wotherspoon interviews Tyson Jacobsen and Randy Snyder about their transition from devout Mormonism to atheism.
Direct download: MormonStories-226-AtheismPt5.mp3
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In this multi-part interview, Dan Wotherspoon interviews Tyson Jacobsen and Randy Snyder about their transition from devout Mormonism to atheism.
Direct download: MormonStories-225-AtheismPt4.mp3
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In this multi-part interview, Dan Wotherspoon interviews Tyson Jacobsen and Randy Snyder about their transition from devout Mormonism to atheism.
Direct download: MormonStories-224-AtheismPt3.mp3
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In this multi-part interview, Dan Wotherspoon interviews Tyson Jacobsen and Randy Snyder about their transition from devout Mormonism to atheism.
Direct download: MormonStories-223-AtheismPt2.mp3
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