God’s Grace and Mental Health

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Episode 42: God’s Grace and Mental Health
Daniel Judd
October 2021

Over the last few decades in the Church, there has been an increased emphasis on the grace of Jesus Christ.  This coincides with global increases in societal rates of anxiety, depression, and other challenges to mental health, including within our Church membership.  Professor Daniel K Judd has dedicated much of his professional life to researching mental health and religion.  In this episode he discusses how experiencing the grace of Christ can have a direct positive relationship with mental health.


Grace, Legalism, and Mental Health among the Latter-day Saints” (BYU Studies, 2020)

Grace, Legalism, and Mental Health: Examining Direct and Mediating Relationships” (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2020).

The Relationship between Religion, Mental Health, and the Latter-day Saints” (BYU Religious Education Review, 2018)

Click here to learn more about professor Daniel K Judd