20 September 2010

Personal Touch

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In our Personal Touch with Rebecca Cressman segment, she interviews Tiffany Fletcher. Tiffany is the second oldest of six children, born to a mother diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Her new book is a true story called Mother Had a Secret: Learning to Love My Mother & Her Multiple Personalities. It was Tiffany's love of writing that helped her cope with the difficulties of her childhood and offered her peace in the mist of chaos. Tiffany received her Associates degree from Rick’s College and went on to receive her BA in English from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

 Our dear friend and contributor Marion Stewart goes back to her childhood in her article “Times Have Changed and So Must We.” In it, she remembers the good times when you could go to the mall or the beach with your best friend, and feel some kind of assurance that you were safe, even if both of you were alone in the crowd. She goes on to say that those times are gone, and that we need to be a lot more observant now. Her article is filled with nostalgia, and it leaves you with a bittersweet feeling. Marion blogs at Marion’s Melodies.

 Jeff Lindsay is a guest contributor at Times and Seasons, with his article “Mental Health in the Church: Suggestions for Leaders.” Jeff has served as a bishop in the LDS church, and in this article he shares with us his insights about experiences he’s had with members that suffered with different mental illnesses. He also counsels leaders on how to deal with some of them. It is a very good article, and it shows how much compassion he has for those members that are going through some of these problems.

Tiffany Fletcher has her own website Mother Had a Secret, in which she talks more extensively about her mother’s illness. She has put together a list of “Resources” which will help people with different kinds of mental health problems find the help they need. Hopefully their families will also take advantage of this resource.

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