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Suicide Prevention and An Attempt Because Grace is Messy- Steve Austin

Sept. 14, 2016

September is Suicide Prevention month…

And we’re honoring suicide prevention with a guest who’s survived a suicide attempt.

This is part 1 of our 2 part Suicide Prevention month episodes…

If you know of someone who isn’t acting like their normal self…

Do us all a favor and reach out…

Actually pick up the phone and call them!

Let that person know how much you care…

How much you appreciate them…

And how much they mean to you.

It could be the difference maker to give someone enough hope…

Enough support, the will needed to keep going…

… And stay with us.

If you’re dealing with a crisis right now…

There’s help for you. We’re in this together…

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Quotes from this episode:

“It’s more important to be kind than right”

“I pictured Jesus as a gun toting camo wearing republican”

“Shame thrives in the dark”

“Addiction doesn’t happen in a vacume. Eventually it seeps out into other areas of your life.”

Crisis Services

24/7 Crisis Hotline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255) (Veterans, press 1)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network


Crisis Chat Service

Crisis Text Line

Text “Start” to 741-741

Veterans Crisis Line

Send a text to 828255


Also visit your:

• Local psychiatric hospital walk-in clinic

• Local hospital emergency room

• Local urgent care center/clinic

Sexual Abuse and Assault Hotline

Live Confidential 24/7 support

877 995 5247


Here’s more on Steve Austin and how to connect…

Steve Austin is a worship pastor, author, speaker, and a photographer…

He’s very good at everything he does as you can see from being published on…


At GoodMenProject.com

And on GraceIsMessy.com

Where he regularly blogs on addiction, suicide prevention, and sexual assault…

Yes, he’s been sexually assaulted as well… As a 4-year old boy.

In this episode, Steve shares…

• What it was like growing up in an evangelical Christian home with very, very young parents…

• What Steve’s idea of Jesus looked like in the early years…

• What happened during Steve’s sexual assault as a boy…

• What his parents did about it…

• The secrets and shame associated with Steve’s family and his childhood…

• The secret addiction Steve battled with for 20 years

• What was going through his mind leading up to his suicide attempt…

• And much, much more.

You definitely don’t want to miss out on Steve’s most recent book:

From Pastor to a Psych Ward: Recovery from a Suicide Attempt is Possible

It’s a great, short read that is bound to inspire and support…

Want to talk to the man himself live?

Steve is also doing a 30 minute Live Q&A on The Mighty's Facebook page next Thursday, 9/22 at 5pm EST. The link to their page is facebook.com/MentalHealthOnTheMighty

We’ve got all the links to connect with Steve on the complete show notes page at:


This was an absolutely fantastic episode…

Be sure to stay tuned for part 2 debuting next week in honor of Suicide Prevention Month!

Creators, Steve and I would really appreciate you sharing this episode…

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