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Sep 23

When Your Brain Breaks

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , faith , Recovery , Recovery from a Suicid... , The Struggle With Church

This week marks five years since I nearly died by suicide. The truth is, I’m not alone. This year, approximately 44,000 Americans will believe they have reached the end of their rope, and die by suicide. And for each person who dies, another twenty-five will attempt. You might think my story is a bit rare […]

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May 07

How to Recover from a Suicide Attempt

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Best of Messy Grace , Current Events , Depression , Mental Health , Recovery , Recovery from a Suicid... , Recovery from Abuse

I was a pastor when I nearly died by suicide. My story, From Pastor to a Psych Ward, is an Amazon best-selling book, and now you can listen to all 13-episodes of my story as a serial podcast on iTunes. When I left home that Sunday night, I knew my wife and little boy would never […]

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Apr 05

Giving Voice to Depression

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

“According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people suffer from depression, yet at any given time, we can feel alone.” That’s the opening line for the Giving Voice to Depression podcast. And it’s true. At times, those of us who live with mental illness, feel like we are suffering all alone. It was true […]

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Nov 03

Readers’ Favorite Review of “From Pastor to a Psych Ward”

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

From Pastor to Psych Ward: Recovery from a Suicide Attempt is Possible by Steve Austin is a testimonial about one man’s life struggles, dealing with abuse and recovery from a suicide attempt. This is a touching book that deals with a topic most people don’t admit. The author shares tidbits from his past to declare the power of forgiveness that only comes through trusting God. We will all go through diverse temptations and trials as we live this life of faith.

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Oct 12

What Do You Do When Someone You Love Attempts Suicide?

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

When the role of caregiver gets dumped in your lap after someone tries to kill him or herself, you may feel selfish for wanting to have someone care about your own pain. When someone you care about tries to end their own life, it’s also natural to to feel betrayal. In addition, you might feel fear, concern, anger, uncertainty and guilt. It’s OK.

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Oct 06

Do You Hear Jesus Speaking in the Darkness?

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

How do you find God in the dark? It’s a question I’ve been asked countless times, since I published From Pastor to a Psych Ward. I was recently interviewed by Will Maule, Editor of HelloChristian. If you haven’t checked out their site before, you’re missing out! In our interview, Will asked me a similar question, and my answer may not be what you expect.

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