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KateLC

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I am LDS and have self harmes for 6 or so years. I was wondering if there are any other LDS peopls here that struggle to. I feel like its a very un talked about subject and almost taboo with in the religion. I would just like an LDS perspective on the topic. Thanks! :)
 
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Ppl dont wanna talk about it thru fear of catching this illness.
..!!! What they choose not to understand wont help them....
 
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I was wondering if there are any other LDS peopls here that struggle to.
I'm not LDS, & don't self harm. But I did follow & study a lot with my own Christian path for many years in the past. Wouldn't the thinking be that you can be healed by Christ? That's it's a matter of faith & 'supernatural' healing?

I have looked into more spiritual areas as to some of the alternative perspectives on mental health, & what may be going on.

Do you find your faith helpful to you in regards to your mental illness? For my own difficulties I personally didn't find an answer in religions.
 
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No...Im neither a christian or a catholic...I had to change as was in a new relationship and became pregnant..im now a mother of two young boys 1 and 2 yrs of age..they get me thru as I wouldn't wanna loose them..I also suffer with borderline personality disorder..which is an even more of a struggle...I should of excepted help ages ago but was in denial for 9yrs.. was formerly diagnosed properly fri..I dont want my kids having the same genetic problem I have as there R new coping mechanisms to try I.e. therapy..its also about self discovery about urself
 
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Don't know if there are any other LDS on here, but there are a fair few who are ex-Christian or 'not-quite-sure-about-it-all-Christians', as well as some who are Christians, and those who follow other religions/spiritualities.
Self harm isn't talked about in christian circles either..... wasn't at my church at all, anyway.
 
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ive found the religious people ive met to be very judgemental about mental illness
im talking from my experience ,nowhere here have I said all religious people are judgemental
my aunty is 84 and been going to church of England church for her whole life
I know from the way she talks she thinks as a Christian suicide is wrong but she sort of curves around the issue-its difficult to be judgemental when your niece has tried to kill herself I guess
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im not religious I don't like the feeling if I follow some book and sermons I will be saved and go to heaven yada yada
if you sh and feel you are being judged ,talk on here for support? where you will not get judged
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I have major issues with religion and anyone who judges others who are ill gr! me
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Thanks for your responses everyone. In my religion and specific congregation mental illness is not so taboo. We had a member commit suicide recently and thats opened some eyes also. The LDS faith has allot of resources and article on its website specifically for the mentaly it. As far as the faith healing goes we believe that we all have challenges and that prayer and faith may cure someone its not always Gods will and those suffering should not hesitate to seek help. Sorry i didnt mean for this to turn i to a religouse phylosophy post. Although i know people within my church who suffer i am too afraid to ask questions and am looking for another Mormon or Christian to talk about self harm with. I feel like i am sinning when i do it but some people say it is not a sin.
 
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I don't think you need another person who is Mormon or Christian to talk about your self harm with. I know it adds a dimension which is very hard, very hard, but its the self harm and its causes which can help more, isn't it?

As for sinning, why? Your God made you and you are suffering. Lots of people suffer in other ways and keep it quiet within the church, I bet. Personally, I can't believe in a God who is less compassionate than I am. So if you, and I, can be compassionate, then wouldn't your God also be? As for people in the faith not understanding, that is their limitations in understanding.

I came from the Plymouth Bretheren as a child, and I became aware that they were all afraid at the point of death, they seemed to fear they weren't good enough. If anyone should give you any grief, just tell them that bit about god being more compassionate than you.

Sorry I can't help more. xxx
 
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Thanks for the comment. A compassionate God is not my problem nor is my religion not being underatanding. I have Christian Docterine specific questions related to self harm. Like "our body is a temple" so therefore self harming would be against that. And LDS related question about if cutting is against The Word of Wisdom. And also more complex questions regarding the Attonment of Christ and self harming. I do find my faith very helpful dealing with my mental issues however i just feel uncomfortable asking these questions in church because well anywere we go self harming is a taboo and a very small percentage of people can really understand it (except here of course)
 
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