Are my mental disorders a result of sin?

Are my mental disorders a result of sin?

Question   Gramps, I have an Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and a few phobias. All have to do with fear. If Satan makes us fear, are my mental illnesses just a creation of Satan’s? Did I get these because I’m not worthy enough? I thought fear is what kept us alive...
Is it my fault that I have a personality disorder?

Is it my fault that I have a personality disorder?

Question   Gramps, I have avoidance personality disorder. My whole life I’ve been labeled as shy and introverted and could never make a real connection with anybody. Not even members of my own family. Because of it I was never able fulfill pretty much anything...
Why do I feel like I shouldn’t be here?

Why do I feel like I shouldn’t be here?

Question   Hello Gramps. I’m nearly 18, and I am going through the stress of college applications.  I feel so unprepared. I feel terrified and hopeless.  I sometimes feel like I was never meant to live this long, and that I shouldn’t be here, and...
How can I overcome feelings of low self-esteem?

How can I overcome feelings of low self-esteem?

Question   Dear Gramps, How can I overcome feelings of low self-esteem? Every so often I am plagued by these feelings and it is getting me down. I am an active member and try to act as the Saviour would. I read my scriptures and pray daily. It seems that whenever I...
Am I worthy of help?

Am I worthy of help?

Question   Dear Gramps, I haven’t been exercising my faith lately and I started suffering from depression. I read that I can ask for a blessing, but I don’t feel worthy, not at all. So I wish I changed and know I need help, yet I don’t feel like I...
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