So when i saw this mormon message (see below) about a young mom who dealt with serious postpartum anxiety, depression, and ocd, my heart went out to her and i knew i wanted to post about it in the church, we talk a lot about how much motherhood matters to god. Thank you for addressing the issue of depression in mormon women that came up you make some very important points about depression within the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints on the whole. On common ground - methodists and mormons follow in the master's footsteps latter-day saint children and the issue of malnutrition on the isle of kiribati the pros and cons of lds perfectionism. Lds women in utah are at risk for depression due to toxic perfectionism and a host of other cultural factors, according to a recent study presented at utah valley university thursday. A handful common links popped up, which included an article titled suicide by elder m russell ballard, a study called mormon women, prozac and therapy by kent ponder which addresses the high rate of depression and anti-depressant usage in mormon women and lastly, when your child is depressed by sean e brotherson shockingly, the ballard.
Mormon women are no more likely than other women to experience depression, however, mormon women who experience depression have specific challenges a 1993 dissertation by marleen williams found a few differences in how mormon women experience depression. Mormon women and perfectionism august 2, 2013 by bonniefaith hey this is bonnie, finally making another post i have felt the need to share the woman's perspective on the pressures we get from the mormon faith to be perfect. Prevalence of depression was compared in mormon women (n = 143) who have a high percentage of career homemakers and non-mormon (n = 36) who have a high percentage of women working outside the home no difference in prevalence of depression was noted.
Read this social issues essay and over 88,000 other research documents depression and mormon women depression in mormon women 'molly mormon' is the perfect woman. My thoughts on lds women and depression faithful members of the mormon church are taught each week in church about the many things they should be. Our experts say mormon women who get depressed feel the guilt more strongly jan barker, a sandy, utah, mother of four and active mormon woman who suffered a nervous.
Risk factors and the prevalence of depression in mormon women david c spendlove, dee w west, and william m stanish david c spendlove was a psychologist at saint mark's family medicine in salt lake city when this was published. Opinion a study published in the 1983 dialogue: a journal for mormon thought, sought to determine the prevalence of depression among mormon women the survey compared rates of depression among non-lds women and lds women, only to find the difference to be statistically insignificant. Dear precious women, if you recently found this card, please know that there is a group of christian women in san antonio, texas who love you very much i recently brought some members of this group to salt lake city in hopes of sharing with you jesus' message of peace and rest. In it, 143 mormon women and 36 non-mormon women in salt lake were interviewed by phone, and were asked about religiosity and depression, along with some demographic questions (income, number and ages of children, etc.
We can all feel blue at times but sometimes it can be more than that amy staley has suffered from depression currently, amy is the wife of a dentist, a member of the tabernacle choir, a busy mother of four, and a full-time student she shares her thoughts about bringing light into her life and. Depression in mormon women molly mormon' is the perfect woman she never raises her voice her house is always sparkling clean and she excels in every church calling. Family attitudes and perfectionism as related to depression in latter-day saint and protestant women mormon women and depression [documentary. A growing majority of the world's population experiences or encounters depression and anxiety in some form, making education, specifically advice for missionaries.
Natasha helfer parker interviews dr kris doty regarding a study she conducted with active lds women diagnosed with depression. Study: 'toxic perfectionism' major part of lds women's depression | kslcom striving for perfection may be driving some female members of the. While women do not suffer from depression at higher rates than the population in general, perhaps the unique challenges of mormon women may be assuaged by crossing the boundaries that exist in our discourse.
It's a bit different these days because women work more outside of the home, but if you're a real good mormon woman, you stay at home, you don't have a career. Two studies find depression widespread in utah sections she went from high school cheerleader to mormon missionary to wife and mother but nationally women are twice as likely to be. 15 things mormon women have to go through it's unsurprising that childless mormon women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than their child.