Trials

Trials

My dear friend has been having a lot of trials lately. It seems everytime something is set to go well life pulls back and says “gotcha!” As a result her outlook on life is bleak and I can feel her losing faith. I remember reading a scripture about our...
Chronic depression and illness

Chronic depression and illness

I am a member of the church. I have had depression and chronic fatigue since I was 11 years old. I’m now 55. Medication does not seem to help. Could you please help me understand a couple of things? 1) What can I learn from these illness’s? 2) Why would I...
Not Good Enough

Not Good Enough

Dear Gramps, I have a testimony of the gospel, but I struggle to serve in callings because of my social anxiety. It seems whenever I accept a calling, I struggle with my activity. I have suffered from depression since my teenage years. I hate Sunday’s because I...
God’s Love

God’s Love

Lately I have been feeling more and more depressed. I feel as if God does not love me anymore. I try my best to be a good person but I have done some bad things. If I were Heavenly Father, I would not love me either. I feel like even though I have repented that I...
How does the Church feel about medication for depression?

How does the Church feel about medication for depression?

Question   Dear Gramps, I suffered from depression after my first child and was put on Zoloft. Things got better and after a year or so, I got off the medication. Now, (after my 3rd child) I’m diagnosed with dithsemnia– depression. I’m on Zoloft again. My...
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