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