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Now displaying: 2021
Sep 13, 2021

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: 

https://www.theharveyinstitute.com/six-principles-of-sexual-health

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: https://mormonsex.info/2017/11/29/059-sexual-principle-3-unwanted-pregnancy/
    2. Part 2: https://mormonsex.info/2017/12/19/060-sexual-principle-3-avoiding-stis/
  5. Protection from STIs, HIV and unwanted Pregnancies
  6. Mutual Pleasure: https://mormonsex.info/2018/03/12/071-sexual-principle-6-mutual-pleasure/
  7. Complicating the 6 principles of sexual health: https://mormonsex.info/2018/04/09/075-complicating-the-6-sexual-health-principles/

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.

Sep 11, 2021
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: https://www.symmetrysols.com/colette-dalton
 
For more about Jenny Elledge, please visit: https://www.symmetrysols.com/jennyelledge
 
For more about Michelle Peets, please visit: https://www.symmetrysols.com/michelle-peets
 
To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.
Jun 14, 2021

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:

"Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction" by Blaire Ostler

To help keep "Mormon Mental Health Podcast" going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.

Jun 5, 2021
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 mormonmentalhealth.org to donate.
May 24, 2021

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:

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

To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.

May 16, 2021

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.

 

 

May 16, 2021

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.

 

 

May 16, 2021

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

https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../mormon-sex.../...

https://www.aasect.org

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:

https://docs.google.com/.../1jNYb0i2ksVQ_Zb.../edit

To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.

May 16, 2021

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 (familyproject.sfsu.edu) – the absolute best resource. Start here! They have a video and pamphlet specifically for LDS families.

  • Mormons Building Bridges (mormonsbuildingbridges.org) have a couple good info pages with links to articles and a glossary of terms.
  • Listen, Learn, & Love (listenlearnandlove.org/podcasts): Richard Ostler’s podcast, about the experiences of LGBTQ members of the Church
  • PFLAG.org has lots of good resources
  • The Trevor Project (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.

Apr 15, 2021

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

Feb 8, 2021

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"

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-shared-psychosis-of-donald-trump-and-his-loyalists/?fbclid=IwAR2fwhFtvUalzsAQ8B5nKgK4_5XdgHLsbdA6Q8SWXtvn8_TxIzC7z9Uuqro

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.

Jan 31, 2021

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:

https://www.facebook.com/andrea.bradshaw.9275

You can find her practice, Joyful Energy Now, also on Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/Joyful-Energy-Now-109260790416339/

To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.

Jan 24, 2021

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:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1790658221146223/?ref=share

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2140468222646608/?ref=share

To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.

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