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Category Archives for "Mental Health"

Sep 21

Reflecting on Three Years of Life

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

Own your mistakes and the fact that they affect other people. We all mess up: some of us more than others and some of us make mistakes that seem “bigger” than others, but we all make mistakes. We can’t blame family history or former friends or employers or the government or God on the choices we make. We all make choices and sometimes we make the wrong ones. The best thing any of us can do is focus on today and the people who love us: those who push us to be our best and love us even at our worst.

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May 20

Is it possible to live again? Life after PPD.

By Lindsey Austin | faith , Mental Health , Messy Grace

After Ben’s birth in September 2011, I suffered from severe sleep deprivation, psychosis, and postpartum depression.
It was the darkest time in my life. I was hospitalized for nearly 2 weeks and separated from my newborn for most of that time. The situation was completely beyond my control but I felt so much shame over it. With the help of good doctors and my amazing family I began to recover and finally feel like myself again.

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Dec 13

Our Daughter’s Birth: A Lesson in Grace

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , Depression , faith , Family , Mental Health , Parenting

Standing in the ultrasound room recently with my bride, my little boy, my mother-in-law, and our precious friends Zane and Hannah was (as Zane put it) “surreal”. Toes, fingers, ears, eyes, lips, so many details…Ribs were clearly seen and I was fascinated with the baby’s spine. The anticipation was high, waiting to hear if it was […]

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