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Suicide Prevention Month and Grace Is Messy Part II - Steve Austin

Sept. 21, 2016

Steve Austin is back for round 2 in honor of Suicide Prevention Month!

He’s the author behind, Pastor to Psych Ward: Recovery from a Suicide Attempt is Possible…

And a serious blogger over at GraceIsMessy.com

Steve Austin shows up in a big way on the 2nd half of our talk on Creative Success…

And he does it all for a great reason…

Steve shares his intimate story, the dark details of his suicide attempt…

Not for attention. For support. To help…

To support others with his message who are in the dark times of suicide contemplation…

And to help them understand that life is possible… And so is recovery.

I know Steve is grateful for how things turned out… As am I.

And I’m grateful we could come together to support and help others in honor of

Suicide Prevention Month

Strap in Creators because we dive right in right where we left off…

And this is where it gets a little messy… A little vulnerable…

But Steve steps up and answers the tough questions.

Quotes from this Episode

Don’t share for Steve or for me…

Share this episode because we never know what the person next to us is dealing with…

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“Hard days don’t last forever… Hard seasons don’t define me… And I’m not my failures.”

“Recovery is possible”

“I wrote letters to all the people important to me. I told them what a failure I was… And all my secrets”

“I think there were about 6 people who knew about my attempt after the first year.”

“My parents did not come to the hospital. My dad said gas is too expensive.”

“I’m already feeling like a failure and a freak. I can’t even get a suicide attempt right.”

“We had that marriage from the outside that looked perfect… That Facebook relationship.”

“I was a pastor. I was supposed to be shepherding broken people. But I was as broken as Joe sitting on the back pew.”

Crisis Services

24/7 Crisis Hotline:

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network

suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

, Crisis Chat Service

Crisis Text Line

Text “Start” to 741-741

Veterans Crisis Line

Send a text to 828255

Vets4Warriors

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

SafeHelpLine.org

,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…

HuffingtonPost.com

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.

Steve Shares on this Episode

• What happened the night of his suicide attempt

• What his parents and his wife decided to do afterwards… Shocking…

• How learning to own his story saved his life and

• What if the prodigal son had Xanax?

I highly recommend you picking up Steve’s book…

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

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

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Tanner

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