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Hi I'm Melissa Ann

I'm an aunt, a Psychologist in the making, I suffer from multiple mental Illnesses and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the very lucky an to two Beautiful nieces, and two on the way. I love them dearly and Love to spend time playing and spoiling them. I am a current student at a Community College majoring in Psychology. i have always had a fascination with Psychology since i was in 7th grade and now being able to take courses in college and explore the Psychology field is something that I truly love. I was recently diagnosed with General Anxiety disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Insomnia. While the disorder was only recently diagnosed, it has been something i have suffered with for many years now. I am no stranger to anxiety and depression, it is in my genetics and i grew up watching my family around me struggle day to day. But for so long i thought I had escaped the beast that had caught everyone else in its net. I was so wrong. I had only been denying the inevitable most of my life, and mental illness demands to be dealt with. It showed itself to me when I had a life turning event. I had received a mission call to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico and while i was in the Mexico Missionary Training Center my Mental Health quickly declined, even affecting my physical health. It was a hard realization to make that i needed to return home and receive professional help. I am far from healed, but I am on my way to becoming me again.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but as I have grown to decide on my own beliefs and not just what I was told as I was growing up I have come to find a testimony in my Savior, Lord Jesus Christ. I know that He lived and in all that I say and do I am an example of His name. I have learned that the Gospel is not just a religion, but it's a lifestyle I have chosen for myself to have the best time on this earth that I can. One thing I've learned in my own experiences is the value of having a positive outlook on life. Getting rid of those negative and repulsive thoughts of who we think we are and replacing them with who we really are and how God views us can seriously change our outlook of life. I know it has changed me. With the knowledge that church has taught me that I’m special and unique has given me a purpose to my life. My classes, and especially the people in it, has given me the knowledge that I couldn't have gotten anywhere else. When I needed it most I could rely on Institute to be my clean, safe, and positive escape from the world. Being in school I hear vulgar things everywhere around me. I learn of the evil doings of the world, from past to present and onto future, it is nice to know that there is somewhere I can go to have an eternal perspective and not just what the world wants you to see. It's nice to know that Institute is open for everyone, not just Mormon, and we try to make them as welcome as possible. I enjoy the accepting feeling the church gives me for who I am and not someone I have to pretend to be.

How I live my faith

I Live my faith in every aspect of my life. I strive to go to church every Sunday, even with how difficult it is to get there with my mental illness sometimes. As well as praying and reading scriptures often. My faith is my life and I do my best to live it every day.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Melissa Ann
Families are forever. They are an eternal thing that comes with us from this life onto the next. We caan't chose which family or condition we get born into, but we can change our outlook on our family and decide that they are a blessing. Because they are, a blessing that comes from God himself. Show more Show less