This Mormon Channel episode shares the personal story of Amy Staley – a Mormon woman who has struggled with depression through most of her life, although she wasn’t officially diagnosed with depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) until after her fourth child was born. Amy’s brother also struggled, and, sadly, took his own life in 2005. Two of Amy’s children also struggle with depression, as do other of Amy’s family members. (The genetic component of depression is well-known.)

Hear Amy talks openly about her experience with anxiety and depression.

Also, we have had various posts her at Mormon Women about depression. See some of the following stories below:

Battling Clinical Depression, “Finding the Light from Within”  by Ariane

Mormon Woman Writes about Struggle with Depression in Poem: “Descending”  by Marsha

Vulnerabilities give us courage and strength: Reflections on #byuwc by Lauren

Forward with Faith: Finding Strength in the Lord by Ariane

Poetry: Dormant — a poem about facing depression by Clancy

Birthing Hope – an essay written by a woman who calls herself a thriver of bipolar depression

My Heart is Full: A Peace and Empowerment from Priesthood Blessings

Forward with Faith: “I’m grateful for my depression”  by Cheryl

Mormons and Depression / Mental Illness / Anti-depressant Use