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Mormon Mental Health Podcast

Mormon Mental Health is an online mental health resource serving the Mormon community through hosting mental health podcasts. Mormon Mental Health was created in response to an increasing demand for an easy way to inform and connect Mormons seeking mental health services with resources and professionals that address Mormon culture, Mormon beliefs, and the issues unique to Mormon family and community systems. Mormon Mental Health is a service of Mormon Stories and the Open Stories Foundation. Mormon Stories explicitly seeks to align all operations with the Mormon Stories Shared Values Statement. Additionally, we endeavor to ensure that the projects we undertake 1) support individuals in Mormon-related faith crises, 2) save marriages where appropriate, 3) heal families, and 4) celebrate, challenge, and advance Mormon culture in healthy ways.

Mormon Mental Health is an online mental health resource serving the Mormon community through hosting mental health podcasts. Mormon Mental Health was created in response to an increasing demand for an easy way to inform and connect Mormons seeking mental health services with resources and professionals that address Mormon culture, Mormon beliefs, and the issues unique to Mormon family and community systems. Mormon Mental Health is a service of Mormon Stories and the Open Stories Foundation. Mormon Stories explicitly seeks to align all operations with the Mormon Stories Shared Values Statement. Additionally, we endeavor to ensure that the projects we undertake 1) support individuals in Mormon-related faith crises, 2) save marriages where appropriate, 3) heal families, and 4) celebrate, challenge, and advance Mormon culture in healthy ways.

 

#100

234: Concern in Rise of Domestic Violence

On this panel episode, Natasha hosts Michelle Peets, Jenny Ellege and Ellan Alexander as they discus concern in the rise of domestic violence.   Resource:   Duluth Model: Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs <a href= "https://www.theduluthmodel.org/">https://www.theduluthmodel.org</a>   To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2022, please donate at <a href= "http://mormonmentalhealth.org/">mormonmentalhealth.org</a>. ... Read more

05 Apr 2022

35 MINS

35:13

05 Apr 2022


#99

233: The Role of a Spiritual Director

Natasha Helfer interviews Brittney Hartley in her journey towards becoming a spiritual director and the importance of spirituality in our lives, religious or not.   Brittney joins Bill Reel weekly on the podcast, “Almost Awakened.”   You can find out more by going to:  https://www.nononsensespirituality.com nnspirituality@gmail.com To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2022, please donate at <a href= "http://mormonmentalhealth.org/">mormonmentalhealth.org</a>. ... Read more

05 Apr 2022

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:09

05 Apr 2022


#98

MMH 232: Emotional Intelligence - More than Mad, Sad, Glad

Join Natasha, Allan Alexander and Lisa Butterworth for a discussion on upping emotional intelligence in one way or another!   To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2022, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.   ... Read more

05 Feb 2022

31 MINS

31:31

05 Feb 2022


#97

231: Strategies and Framings to get through the Holidays

Natasha Helfer, Tami Harris and Lisa Butterworth talk about healthy strategies and framings to get us through the Holiday season in ways that feel authentic and meaningful.   To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org. ... Read more

30 Dec 2021

40 MINS

40:20

30 Dec 2021


#96

230: Helping Men with their Emotional Muscle

Natasha Helfer, Allan Alexander and Michelle Peets talk about emotional intelligence as it relates to how males are socialized and how that shows up in their work with couples and individuals. How they love to help men with sex, intimacy, and relational success! To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org. ... Read more

30 Dec 2021

31 MINS

31:33

30 Dec 2021


#95

MMH 229: Uplift Kids and Family Health

Natasha interviews Drew Hansen about this great new resource for families. For more, including a free two week trial, please visit upliftkids.org.   To help keep Mormon Mental Health Podcast going past 2021, please donate at <a href= "http://mormonmentalhealth.org/">mormonmentalhealth.org</a>. ... Read more

08 Dec 2021

59 MINS

59:11

08 Dec 2021


#94

228: Church Infiltrating Post-Mormon Retreats and Support Groups

Natasha is joined by Jesse Funk on this episode of Mormon Mental Health. They discuss how the church has sent members to infiltrate and report back on Post-Mormon Retreats and Support Groups.   For resources, please visit:    <a href= "http://natashahelfer.com/">natashahelfer.com</a> <a href= "http://getmormonhelp.com/">getmormonhelp.com</a>   To help keep Mormon Mental Health Podcast going past 2021, please donate at <a class="" href= "http://mormonmentalhealth.org/">mormonmentalhealth.org</a>. ... Read more

23 Oct 2021

41 MINS

41:12

23 Oct 2021


#93

227 - The 6 Principles of Sexual Health in the Context of Mormonism

Jeff Lundgren hosts this episode of Mormon Mental Health Podcast. He is joined by Rachel Brown, LCSW, who works with those going through a faith transition/changing their relationship with the LDS church.  In this episode, Jeff and Rachel discuss the 6 principles of sexual health by Doug Braun Harvey in the context of the Mormon experience. The 6 principles include: 1--Consent 2--Non-Exploitative 3--Honesty 4--Shared Values 5--Protection from STIs, HIV and unwanted Pregnancies 6--Mutual Pleasure To find out more on the 6 principles, you can visit:  <a href= "https://www.theharveyinstitute.com/six-principles-of-sexual-health"> https://www.theharveyinstitute.com/six-principles-of-sexual-health</a> And/or check out the series Natasha Helfer did with Doug Braun Harvey on 6 principles of Sexual Health: 1--Consent: https://mormonsex.info/2017/10/22/057-sexual-principle-1-consent/ 2--Non-Exploitative: https://mormonsex.info/2017/11/21/058-sexual-principle-2-non-exploitative/ 3--Honesty: https://mormonsex.info/2018/01/15/062-sexual-principle-4-honesty/ 4--Shared Values: https://mormonsex.info/2018/02/05/066-sexual-principle-5-shared-values/ ---1--Part 1: <a href= "https://mormonsex.info/2017/11/29/059-sexual-principle-3-unwanted-pregnancy/"> https://mormonsex.info/2017/11/29/059-sexual-principle-3-unwanted-pregnancy/</a> ---2--Part 2: <a href= "https://mormonsex.info/2017/12/19/060-sexual-principle-3-avoiding-stis/"> https://mormonsex.info/2017/12/19/060-sexual-principle-3-avoiding-stis/</a> 5--Protection from STIs, HIV and unwanted Pregnancies 6--Mutual Pleasure: <a href= "https://mormonsex.info/2018/03/12/071-sexual-principle-6-mutual-pleasure/"> https://mormonsex.info/2018/03/12/071-sexual-principle-6-mutual-pleasure/</a> 7--Complicating the 6 principles of sexual health: <a href= "https://mormonsex.info/2018/04/09/075-complicating-the-6-sexual-health-principles/"> https://mormonsex.info/2018/04/09/075-complicating-the-6-sexual-health-principles/</a> To find out more about Jeff, visit Wasatch Family Therapy in Sandy, Utah. To contact Rachel, email her at wandercounseling@gmail.com. To help keep Mormon Mental Health Podcast going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org. ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:57

13 Sep 2021


#92

226: Calling out Abusive Tactics from Holland's recent BYU Address

The Symmetry Solutions Team goes through the recent address by Holland, given at BYU, offering an educational lens in being able to recognize when inappropriate tactics are being used in a minimizing, belittling or abusive way. This especially impacts the LGBTQ+ community and their families. It has both local and global implications for which we are highly concerned.   The last 30 min discusses resources for anyone needing help because of this address.   For more about Colette Dalton, please visit: <a href= "https://www.symmetrysols.com/colette-dalton">https://www.symmetrysols.com/colette-dalton</a>   For more about Jenny Elledge, please visit: <a href= "https://www.symmetrysols.com/jennyelledge">https://www.symmetrysols.com/jennyelledge</a>   For more about Michelle Peets, please visit: <a href= "https://www.symmetrysols.com/michelle-peets">https://www.symmetrysols.com/michelle-peets</a>   To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at <a href= "http://mormonmentalhealth.org/">mormonmentalhealth.org</a>. ... Read more

11 Sep 2021

2 HR 49 MINS

2:49:40

11 Sep 2021


#91

225: Blaire Ostler and "Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction"

Jeff Lundgren hosts this episode of "Mormon Mental Health Podcast." He is joined by Blaire Ostler as she talks about her new book "Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction." To purchase the book, you can find it on Amazon: <a title=""Queer Mormon Theology" by Blaire Ostler" href= ""Queer%20Mormon%20Theology"%20by%20Blaire%20Ostler">"Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction" by Blaire Ostler</a> To help keep "Mormon Mental Health Podcast" going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org. ... Read more

14 Jun 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:07

14 Jun 2021


#90

224: Tad Callister's Continuation of LDS Hate Speech

The Symmetry Solutions team discusses the dour implications of continued hate speech that comes from LDS leaders towards our LGBTQ+ communities.   They also discuss ways to help including resources in our community.   Please consider donating to keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021. Please visit <a href= "http://mormonsex.info/">m</a>ormonmentalhealth.org to donate. ... Read more

05 Jun 2021

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:23

05 Jun 2021


#89

223: “Sealed: An Unexpected Journey into the Heart of Grace"

This episode was previously recorded for "Mormon Sex Info" and is being refurbished here on "Mormon Mental Health Podcast." Natasha interviews Katie Langston about her new memoir, “Sealed: An Unexpected Journey into the Heart of Grace.”  Katie talks about how sexual shame became a regular part of her upbringing as early as age 3-4 due to her mother's distress with normative masturbation. Along with non-comprehensive sexual education, worthiness interviews with bishops and other hurdles, Katie struggles to understand and accept things as normal as her body, interest and crushes on boys, and her worth as an individual.  Katie believes that her development of OCD was exacerbated by her rigid and conservative environment that constantly pitted her against her own mind/body.  You can purchase Katie's book at: <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Sealed-Unexpected-Journey-Heart-Grace/dp/B0942XKY98/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Sealed&qid=1621036279&sr=8-2&fbclid=IwAR20ln6I9UbxLH6tB3oGqu4R_Lu8c0st_AlQt-_GJVTTJROapuhIqXXTzW8"> https://www.amazon.com/Sealed-Unexpected-Journey-Heart-Grace/dp/B0942XKY98/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Sealed&qid=1621036279&sr=8-2&fbclid=IwAR20ln6I9UbxLH6tB3oGqu4R_Lu8c0st_AlQt-_GJVTTJROapuhIqXXTzW8</a> To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org. ... Read more

24 May 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:29

24 May 2021


#88

222: Latter Gay Stories with Kyle Ashworth

This episode was previously recorded for "Mormon Sex Info" and is being refurbished here on "Mormon Mental Health Podcast." Natasha interviews Kyle on his experience with her disciplinary council and what it means to the LGBTQ LDS community. Kyle is the host of Latter Gay Stories: https://lattergaystories.org/about/ To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.     ... Read more

16 May 2021

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:00

16 May 2021


#87

221: White What? A conversation about "Whiteness" with Jennifer Gonzales

This episode was previously recorded for "Mormon Sex Info" and is being refurbished here on "Mormon Mental Health Podcast." Natasha Helfer interviews Jennifer Gonzalez about her emotional experience going through the last few weeks leading to her excommunication and how “whiteness” plays a part. To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.     ... Read more

16 May 2021

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:55

16 May 2021


#86

220: Natasha Helfer Responds to the Washington Post Piece - Part 1

This episode was previously recorded for "Mormon Sex Info" and is being refurbished here on "Mormon Mental Health Podcast." Lisa Butterworth, LCPC, NCC interviews Natasha Helfer, LCMFT, CST, CST-S about her response to the Washington Post Piece - Part 1 <a href= "https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/04/16/mormon-sex-therapist-expulsion-lds/?fbclid=IwAR25Pobj1WmcFt89KNVe7rDOrnFnCcdJOAhOkldzHX7fLiHHjR9YF7iBV-w"> https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../mormon-sex.../...</a> <a href= "https://www.aasect.org/?fbclid=IwAR1sMQfrJ_uay-WUdjc8ZrYFfxhNlxOe_xgh1OtWEfLY_7VC1djWjo1dyR8"> https://www.aasect.org</a> Letter that was drafted by a group of about 30 LDS therapists sharing their concerns about ethics and the dangers of church overreach or discipline for practicing in line with one's professional and clinical standards: <a href= "https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jNYb0i2ksVQ_Zb-uoCRWNlusd5WspvvM0c-tVgVBFGs/edit?fbclid=IwAR1fiDhFi1qNcD8lhguvXTXu58OkjTc-FULcrKi6IDQKJ3I_ZFcqscUUdiE"> https://docs.google.com/.../1jNYb0i2ksVQ_Zb.../edit</a> To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org. ... Read more

16 May 2021

25 MINS

25:00

16 May 2021


#85

219: Family Acceptance Project with Kersti Spjut

This episode was previously recorded for "Mormon Sex Info" and is being refurbished here on "Mormon Mental Health Podcast." Host Lisa Butterworth interviews Kersti Spjut and discuss the Family Acceptance Project. They discuss facts of LDS Parents of LGBTQ youth. Resources:  The Family Acceptance Project (<a href= "http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">familyproject.sfsu.edu</a>) – the absolute best resource. Start here! They have a video and pamphlet specifically for LDS families. ---Mormons Building Bridges (<a href= "http://mormonsbuildingbridges.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">mormonsbuildingbridges.org</a>) have a couple good info pages with links to articles and a glossary of terms. ---Listen, Learn, & Love (<a href= "http://listenlearnandlove.org/podcasts" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">listenlearnandlove.org/podcasts</a>): Richard Ostler’s podcast, about the experiences of LGBTQ members of the Church --- [PFLAG.org] (http://pflag.org/) has lots of good resources ---The Trevor Project ( [thetrevorproject.org] (http://thetrevorproject.org/) ) has good resources specifically for addressing suicidality ---Books for parents ---The Transgender Teen by Stephanie Brill & Lisa Kenney ---The Transgender Child by Stephanie Brill & Rachel Papper ---Raising the Transgender Child, by Michele Angello & Alisa Bowman ---This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, by Dannielle Owens-Reid ---Unconditional, by Telaina Eriksen ---Lisa Diamond Ted Talk "Born this Way"   To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org. ... Read more

16 May 2021

54 MINS

54:58

16 May 2021


#84

218: Refurbished Mormon Sex Info Podcast: LDS Therapists Discuss Natasha Helfer's Membership Council...

This episode was previously recorded for “Mormon Sex Info” and is being refurbished here for your enjoyment. This is a conversation between prominent LDS therapists about the upcoming membership council Natasha Helfer is facing this weekend (April 18, 2021). To help keep Mormon Sex Info going past 2021, please donate at mormonsex.info. To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org ... Read more

15 Apr 2021

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:03

15 Apr 2021


#83

217: Understanding Psychological Factors to Conspiracy Theories & Cult-like Beliefs

This episode was originally recorded for the "Healing Sols Podcast" and is being refurbished here for your enjoyment. Natasha Helfer and Kristin Bennion discuss their concerns about what has been happening in the nation with the rise of conspiracy theories and their dangers from a psychological perspective. "The ‘Shared Psychosis’ of Donald Trump and His Loyalists" <a href= "https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-shared-psychosis-of-donald-trump-and-his-loyalists/?fbclid=IwAR2fwhFtvUalzsAQ8B5nKgK4_5XdgHLsbdA6Q8SWXtvn8_TxIzC7z9Uuqro"> https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-shared-psychosis-of-donald-trump-and-his-loyalists/?fbclid=IwAR2fwhFtvUalzsAQ8B5nKgK4_5XdgHLsbdA6Q8SWXtvn8_TxIzC7z9Uuqro</a> For more on Kristin, you can visit: https://www.intimateconnectionscounseling.com/about/ To keep Mormon Mental Health going passed 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org. ... Read more

08 Feb 2021

51 MINS

51:07

08 Feb 2021


#82

216: A Personal Story of Leaving Polygamy with Andrea Bradshaw Jessop

Jeff Lundgren is joined by Andrea Bradshaw Jessop in this episode of Mormon Mental Health. Andrea shares her journey of leaving polygamy and finding her identity after years of not knowing what it was. She shares the ups and downs and leaving, including the mental health journey she endured. Andrea can be found on Facebook: <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/andrea.bradshaw.9275">https://www.facebook.com/andrea.bradshaw.9275</a> You can find her practice, Joyful Energy Now, also on Facebook:  <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/Joyful-Energy-Now-109260790416339/">https://www.facebook.com/Joyful-Energy-Now-109260790416339/</a> To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org. ... Read more

31 Jan 2021

53 MINS

53:34

31 Jan 2021


#81

215: Andraea Lynne and Ethical Non-Monogamy

Jeff Lundgren hosts this episode of Mormon Mental Health. He is joined by Andraea Lynne who shares her experience with ethical non-monogamy and her experience having grown up in the church. They discuss the beginnings of polygamy within the Mormon religion and posit the idea that it wasn’t ethical, but was about property. Andraea then shares her experiences and how it’s a lot of work and it requires communication and boundaries. She then leaves with giving some helpful tips and resources for anyone interested in finding out more. You can also join her Facebook groups: <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/1790658221146223/?ref=share">https://www.facebook.com/groups/1790658221146223/?ref=share</a> <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/groups/2140468222646608/?ref=share">https://www.facebook.com/groups/2140468222646608/?ref=share</a> To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org. ... Read more

24 Jan 2021

53 MINS

53:16

24 Jan 2021