Unformatted text preview: are unable to forgive ourselves or someone else, constantly dwell on our failures, disappointments, or past problems, we may be more likely to suffer emotional distress. The article/talk says, “many serious mental illnesses are just that—genuine illnesses that need to be treated as such”. I think latter-day Saints approach mental illnesses for the most part, the same as others except that we tend to approach it in a more spiritual way. We tend to pray and think of the Lord more, and consult higher Church authorities and perhaps blame the problem on ourselves, on the possibility that perhaps the illness was caused by their not adequately living a gospel centered life. That perhaps this is a punishment for not following some commandments....
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- Fall '11
- Schizophrenia, Helena Tse, Jan Underwood Pinborough