The Mormon After – Ep. 13: Erika Gritton – Depression within Mormonism – You are Not the Only One


Erika Gritton shares the challenges of living with a mental illness within Mormonism. While fighting depression and other symptoms arising from her illness, the help she needed was delayed by her parents and church leaders who encouraged her to fast, pray and read more scriptures to overcome her illness.

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The Mormon After – Ep. 13: Erika Gritton – Depression within Mormonism – You are Not the Only One

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  1. I'm an inactive member in England and spoke to two Elders in the street yesterday and was surprised how defensive they were when I tried to criticise the early lds church history, but having said that they were fairly respectful

  2. You are so brave! Every time someone young wakes up in the heart of Utah or Idaho it is incredibly impressive, especially when you have faced very intense struggles as well. Thank you for sharing your story. It will help so many!

  3. You are not at fault. Those leaders who you were lead to trust lied to you about EVERYTHING.
    EVERYTHING they taught you were lies. They knowingly and horrifically lied to you about EVERYTHING and shattered the lives of innocent thousands in doing so. You are not alone and you are very loved by the thousands of the ex Mormon family you now belong to.
    Much love!!

  4. This is a total BS. Why did not they just delegate the situation to church-based mental health therapist? I saw one MSW who was a faith-based counselor and sho was wonderful.

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