Drew Young is a native of the east coast, and now resides in Utah with his wife and daughter. He studied at Brigham Young University where he helped in teaching and developing curriculum for various student development courses. He’s been sharing his story with numerous audiences for the past five years, and has been featured in LDS Living’s YouTube series and magazine.

Drew shares his story of battling separation anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts after coming home early from his LDS mission.  He said “It was in these moments that I learned a valuable lesson: we all have a mission, both in and out of the Church, and there is meaning in our missions. Regardless of what we may be going through: struggling with pornography addiction, lack of testimony, same sex attraction, feeling lonely and forgotten, experiencing mental illness, etc, there is purpose behind our pain, and there is hope in our struggle. It’s up to us: are we going to go through life, or grow through life?”

You can contact Drew on Facebook (Drew Young, Cedar Fort Books) and Instagram (@mrdrewbyoung)

You can order Drew’s book on Amazon and at Cedar Fort Publishing.