Research is starting to substantiate how connecting to our family stories in simple ways can help people cope with the effects of stress, anxiety, depression, and find healing. The Links and resources below are a few examples of this, and we expect to see more and more material published each year. Let us know if this information is helpful and if you have more to add to the list, please tell us!
Healing and Forgiveness
Dolph Lundgren, On healing and forgiveness
Dr. Judith Landau, Family Stories, Secrets and Survival
Sammy Ragnel, The power of forgiveness
IKEA 2018 Christmas Commercial
Bruce Feiler, The Stories That Bind Us
Quiz: How Happy Is Your Family?
Robyn Fivush PH.D., How Family Stories Help Us Cope
Libby Copeland, Genealogy Provides the Strength to Persevere
Martha Driessnack, Who Are You From
Robyn Fivush, Marshall Duke, Jennifer G. Bohanek, Do You Know
Students Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey Restore Lost Memories
Building Resilience, blog article on FamilySearch
Dealing with feelings of anxiety and depression: How doing family history can help
Addressing pornography: How indexing and family history can help
How these Latter-day Saints found healing through family stories after suicide, abuse, other traumatic events
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