029: Treating Depression in Mormon Culture

res_Helfer-Christopher VickiThis interview took place in September 2011 on Mormon Stories and is being rebroadcasted here on Mormon Mental Health.

Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Christopher Helfer and Dr. Vicki Winkle, two 4-year residents at the University of Utah in the psychiatric program, regarding depression. Both were raised in the LDS faith. This podcast offers basic education as to what clinical depression entails, current “best practice” treatments that are backed by scientific research, and includes some discussion as to how depression manifests within Mormon culture.

3 comments for “029: Treating Depression in Mormon Culture

  1. February 18, 2014 at 4:31 am

    Thanks for sharing I really liked your post.

  2. Ben Bailey
    March 18, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    This podcast says there is no research on Mormon’s and depression. In her sample Marleen Williams found that Depression was equal among mormon and protestant women.
    Williams, Marleen (1998). Family Attitudes and Perfectionism As Related to Depression in Latter-Day Saint and Protestant Women. in Daniel K. Judd (ed.) Religiosity, Mental Health and the Latter-Day Saints. Religious Study Center, BYU, Provo, UT.

  3. April 22, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you for posting the link to the podcast! That was one of the best interviews I have heard in a while. Dr. Helfer is very knowledgeable about depression and how it pertains to the Mormon culture.

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