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Hi I'm Ashlee

I've suffered from severe depression. And I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm 18 years old and recently graduated from highschool. I am currently working to save up for college and plan to work Social Work.

Why I am a Mormon

Theres a lot of reasons why I am a Mormon. I think the top reason is happiness. I have chronic depression, which pretty much means that I will have depression/depression issues for the remainder of my life. My brain doesn't react the emotion and situations "normal" people do. Depression is a lot more than being sad all the time- Its a darkness that consumes you. You know when you are in a room so dark you cant see your own hand? That's what depression can feel like. It isn't that I'm sad- sometimes I cant feel emotions like I should. If something bad happends, I get to the point where I cant feel. Its a scary feeling, something I wouldn't wish upon anyone. The gospel gives a knowledge that Christ and God are there for you. While my depression will never fully go away, I know my Father in Heaven is there for me every step of the way. With Him and the Atonement, the sting of isn't so bad. I feel happy. Just a year ago, we found out my mother was suffering with colon cancer for more than 7 years undetected. By the time we found out, her colon had burst and the cancer had spread pretty much every where internally other than her brain. Less than three months later, she passed away. I was 17. I was so so angry that my mom was taken, but ive learned that because of Him, shes now with my late grandfather, and doing the Lords work. I know that shes always near me, helping me with my life.

How I live my faith

I try to pray and obey the Lord at all times. As I suffer with some chronic depression issues, it can be hard to keep positive around hard times. But ive seen such a brightness in the Gospel, and I found that I can be happy.