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Category Archives for "Anxiety"

To the Girl Who Nearly Lost Her Husband to Suicide
Oct 27

To the Girl Who Nearly Lost Her Husband to Suicide

By Guest Blogger | Anxiety , Depression , Family , Marriage , Mental Health , Recovery from a Suicid...

“Almost all people are carrying a great and secret hurt even when they don’t know it. When we can make the shift to realize this, It softens the space around our overly defended hearts. It makes it hard to be cruel to anyone. It somehow makes us one in a way that easy comfort and […]

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Peace, Be Still: Finding Hope in the Midst of Anxiety
Apr 22

Peace, Be Still: Finding Hope in the Midst of Anxiety

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

“The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass.” -Mark 4:39 This morning, anxiety slapped me in the face before I even opened my eyes. Like a glass of freezing water, it jolted me from restful sleep. What a bully. There are times when I feel such shame because the anxiety persists. Sometimes, I […]

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How to Survive Marriage and Mental Health
Sep 04

How to Survive Marriage and Mental Health

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Best of Messy Grace , Depression , Family , Marriage , Mental Health , Recovery , Recovery from a Suicid...

My wife spent a week on a psych ward following the birth of our first son. She had a miserable fight with postpartum depression and sleep deprivation. One year later, nearly to the day, I landed in ICU and then a psych ward following a suicide attempt.
After living through it, here’s my take on what to do when you decide to stay married to someone with mental illness.

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