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Jan 24

Mental Health Resources

By Steve Austin |

​Mental Health Resources I was a pastor when I nearly died by suicide. As such, I’m incredibly passionate about supporting folks like me, who understand the daily struggle of living with mental illness.Here’s what I want you to know: mental WELLness is possible. It’s not easy.You’re not going to take some magic Jesus pill and suddenly […]

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Nov 17

Mental Health and Violence: The Truth

By Steve Austin | Current Events , CXMH , faith , Mental Health , The Struggle With Church

I cohost the CXMH Podcast, along with my friend and fellow mental health advocate, Robert Vore. This week, we’ve had the honor of sharing our perspective on mental health and violence with Charisma News and Relevant Magazine. Mental Health and Violence: The Truth “This is a mental health problem.” Every time another tragic act of […]

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Aug 25

My Struggle with Bad Theology and Mental Health

By Steve Austin | faith , Mental Health , Recovery , Recovery from a Suicid... , Recovery from Abuse , Recovery from Porn Add... , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church

The stigma surrounding mental health is worse in the church than just about anywhere else. The church lacks education and, unfortunately, compassion when it comes to those suffering with mental illness. Lack of compassion and education is met with an abundance of dangerous theology. What you’re left with is a poison that is literally killing weary travelers, seeking […]

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Sep 04

How to Survive Marriage and Mental Health

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Best of Messy Grace , Depression , Family , Marriage , Mental Health , Recovery , Recovery from a Suicid...

My wife spent a week on a psych ward following the birth of our first son. She had a miserable fight with postpartum depression and sleep deprivation. One year later, nearly to the day, I landed in ICU and then a psych ward following a suicide attempt.
After living through it, here’s my take on what to do when you decide to stay married to someone with mental illness.

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Jul 27

Guns and Mental Health: A Deadly Combination

By Steve Austin | Mental Health , Millennials , Recovery , Recovery from a Suicid...

It’s been nearly four years since my suicide attempt. I thank God my life did not end on that terrible night. But I also realize how lucky I was. I simply chose the right (or wrong) method of dying. If I had bought a gun instead of pills, I would be dead. Thank God I had time, after trying to die, for someone to intervene.

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