This video highlights some of the battles that missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints deal with while serving a two-year or 18-month mission for the church.
Anxiety and depression are realities that many people around the world have to deal with on a daily basis; these missionaries are no exception. Though they have this trial, the mission is a place where they have a great support system from their missionary leaders, other missionaries and members of their faith. Because of this support system, many are able to overcome the effects of this and learn to cope with the anxiety and depression while on their missions and afterward.
Missionary work has deep roots in the LDS Church’s doctrine. Though it has always been a part of the church, missions have changed throughout history.