Missionary Mental Health with Annie Edwards – Episode 3

February 15, 2018

Missionaries are not immune to the same mental health challenges experienced by a growing portion of the world’s population. However, missionaries are typically called to learn their language, learn the gospel, and then teach the gospel so as to bring people unto Christ without much education on this increasingly relevant issue. Out guest on this episode is clinical social worker, Annie Edwards (mother to our host, Kelsey), shares some basic information on the signs of common mental health issues like anxiety and depression, as well as some discussion on best practices when missionaries encounter the mental health issues in themselves or in those whom they associate.

This episode also features our first interview with an outgoing missionary, Tanner Bennett, who shares his inspiring story of how he fought to overcome some challenges to be called on his mission. We end the episode with our Book of Mormon Challenge. All the music in this episode is arranged and/or performed by host, Kelsey Edwards. For full versions of the songs you hear, you can visit her Youtube channel.

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