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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Book of Mormon
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Book of Mormon
|Year of Publication
|Russell, Collin Charles
|2019 BYU Religious Education Student Symposium
|Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University
|Abuse; Mormon (Prophet); Moroni (Son of Mormon); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Warfare
Discussions of mental health and trauma are becoming more prevalent in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Victims of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be directed to the scriptures and realize that characters within the Book of Mormon may have experienced PTSD as well and show how they might have dealt with PTSD. This article provides specific analysis on the lives of Nephi, Mormon, and Moroni, regarding PTSD risk factors, resilience factors, and symptoms displayed in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon can therefore become an elevated resource for understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and a connection point for individuals facing this disorder.
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