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Mental Illness: God may be Silent, but He's not Absent

I had another article published by LDS Living (a branch of Deseret Book)! Woot, woot!

Here's the tag line:

One of the most tragic effects of mental illness is the numbness—a complete inability to feel sensitive, nuanced things—and that includes the Holy Ghost. For me, this means I have to consciously choose to believe that God’s silence does not mean absence.

Check out the full article here.

Please share it with anyone it might help--we all need to know we're not alone and that there is help and hope.


Nov 16, 2022

I have a mental illness and if not for my faith in god I would have died many years ago. I don’t understand why you would think having a mental illness would close our love, faith or feelings from God?

Apr 21, 2023
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I understood her to say when you feel numb-and are cut off from feeling the influence of the Savior in our lives…I.e., hope, despair, loneliness.

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