The OCD Mormon

by Kari Ferguson

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Mental illness is not a sin. Getting help shows courage, not weakness. These are just a couple of the messages Kari Ferguson has shared on her popular blog. After years of suffering herself, she's teaching others to combat the stigmas surrounding mental illness, invite an open gospel dialogue, and keep fighting. Learn how to help yourself and those you love return to faith, service, and advocacy in this much-needed book.

Product Details

Pages176
Size6 x 9
ISBN9781462121038
PublishedCedar Fort 2017

About the Author

Kari Ferguson

KARI FERGUSON is a mental health advocate and blogger who lives with OCD. She is the woman behind theocdmormon.com, encouraging openness and dialogue about mental health and faith. She is a contributing writer for The Mighty, a popular online resource for mental health and disabilities, and has written freelance for other publications including Utah Diners Guide, World Art Glass Quarterly, and Desert Saints Magazine. Kari received her BS from BYU in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership and her MA in Sociology from the University of London. After returning from her LDS mission, Washington DC South, she taught "Writing for Mass Media" and "Media and Society" courses at Utah Valley University.

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The OCD Mormon
By , Submitted on 2018-09-24

For anyone who has or is experiencing anxiety about the.LDS Church, this book is a must read book!

Essential LDS Mental Health Memoir
By , Submitted on 2017-09-14

There aren't actually all that many LDS book on mental illness.

The OCD Mormon is be a welcome addition to the very small library of books serving this critical area ("Matters of the Mind" and "And I Will Make Thee Whole" also come to mind).

In only 160 pages the author takes you into her life struggling as an active latter-day saint with obsessive compulsive disorder and walks you through her road to recovery.

Some of the important insights for people struggling with anxiety disorders & mental illness from this book are:
- mental illness is not a sin and not something to feel guilty about!
- the bishop may not know the best resources for you to get help
- medication and qualified therapists are often essential to recovery
- serving through the difficult times can often be a blessing

For those of us not struggling with this, the book helps us better understand what are friends and loved ones are going through.

I would recommend this book for anyone that is LDS, especially those with loved with struggling with a mental illness.

It may open your eyes to what they are going through and help you serve and love them in ways you never knew how.

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