057: Mental Health Benefits & Risks of Religion – Part 1

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Chelsea Shields Strayer, a cultural anthropologist, regarding the benefits and adverse effects of religious systems and traditions.  Chelsea discusses her work from an anthropological lens, looking at how social and religious systems organize themselves in ways…

054: Mormons Burning Bridges

This podcast was recorded several months ago and yet is readily applicable as the Mormon church currently grapples with the issues surrounding feminism, faith transition and LGBT members.  Hilary Brown embodies a life experience with all three and knows from personal…

053: Current Repercussions of our Polygamous Past

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews a top-notch panel, Lindsay Hansen-Park, Kristine Haglund, and Dr. Kristy Money for a panel discussion regarding the psychological, relational and cultural repercussions Mormons currently continue to wrestle with as they attempt to make sense of their…

052: One Gay Married Mormon Man’s Attempt at Reparative (Conversion) Therapy – Part 3

Given the new show that has recently aired on TLC, My Husband’s Not Gay, Mormon Mental Health Podcast wanted to rebroadcast the interview Natasha Helfer Parker did in October 2010 for Mormon Stories. In this 3-part series Natasha interviews one of her earliest…