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Now displaying: May, 2021
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.

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