“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.”
Do you get uncomfortable when someone tells you kind things about your self-worth? Do you cringe, like me, when someone grabs you by the shoulders, looks you square in the eyes and says, “Hey, you! You matter!”? Shame is a powerful force, but I am excited to tell you about a great site, dedicated to fighting the shame and stigma of mental illness.
These are my people.
They get it. And they are doing everything they can to change their world, my world.
You may have already read the story of my suicide attempt. You might know how my recovery is shaping up, three years later, but go visit their site and read the incredible stories of others. You’ll be encouraged and inspired.
If you’re visiting from WMTMS, here’s a few other stories you might want to check out:
Are two sparrows not sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than sparrows.
Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
Podcast: When You Feel Like You Can’t Go On
Suicide Survivors: 7 Things to do the Day After You Leave the Psych Ward
Living with Depression & Anxiety: 7 Coping Strategies that Work (e-book)
Guest Blog – Worthy and Unashamed: Facing Mental Health Stigma in the Church Head-On
Peace, Be Still: Finding Hope in the Midst of Anxiety
Stressed Out? Free Course: 11 Proven Ways to Calm Down
This was Supposed to be the Last Day of My Life
When Your Brain is Lying to You, Read This.
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