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Oct 24

Real Talk: Faith and Mental Health

By Steve Austin |

Steve Austin was a pastor when he nearly died by suicide. Thankfully, a suicide attempt wasn’t the end of his story. Join the Grace Church High School Ministry on Wednesday night for a powerful and interactive discussion on faith and mental health, from a guy who lives it. Learn more about Steve at catchingyourbreath.com

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Oct 24

Real Talk: Faith and Mental Health

By Steve Austin |

Steve Austin was a pastor when he nearly died by suicide. Thankfully, a suicide attempt wasn’t the end of his story. Join the Grace Church Middle School Ministry for a powerful and interactive discussion on faith and mental health, from a guy who lives it. Learn more about Steve at catchingyourbreath.com

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Oct 24

Group Discussion: Faith and Mental Health

By Steve Austin |

Steve Austin was a pastor when he nearly died by suicide. Thankfully, a suicide attempt wasn’t the end of his story. Join us Sunday morning for a powerful and interactive discussion on faith and mental health, from a guy who lives it. Learn more about Steve at catchingyourbreath.com

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Oct 24

Emmanuel Bible College: Faith and Mental Health Weekend

By Steve Austin |

Suicide has been identified as the ninth most common cause of death in Canada, resulting in more deaths per year than chronic liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver. Despite how common it is, suicide remains a highly stigmatized struggle, particularly in the church. A 2017 study found that while 76% of churchgoers believe suicide […]

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Worthy and Unashamed: Facing Mental Health Stigma in the Church Head-On
Jul 28

Guest Blog – Worthy and Unashamed: Facing Mental Health Stigma in the Church Head-On

By Guest Blogger | Anxiety , Depression , faith , guest post , Mental Health , Religious Recovery , self-esteem , The Struggle With Church

Unworthy.  It’s a word that I often use to describe myself….in my own head.  You see, I’m a Christian who has mental health issues. I have struggled with panic attacks, anxiety and depression for over 20 years. I’m also a licensed mental health counselor, college professor, worship leader, entrepreneur, wife, and mom.  If you were […]

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It's Time for the Church to Confront Mental Health
Sep 17

It’s Time for the Church to Confront Mental Health (via USA Today)

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

​After the suicide Monday of Jarrid Wilson, a well-known pastor in the evangelical community, Christian leaders across the country are grappling with how to address and help believers struggling with depression and anxiety – including when those struggling are the ones leading the church.Jarrid Wilson, an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship who founded the […]

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Nov 17

Mental Health and Violence: The Truth

By Steve Austin | Current Events , CXMH , faith , Mental Health , The Struggle With Church

I cohost the CXMH Podcast, along with my friend and fellow mental health advocate, Robert Vore. This week, we’ve had the honor of sharing our perspective on mental health and violence with Charisma News and Relevant Magazine. Mental Health and Violence: The Truth “This is a mental health problem.” Every time another tragic act of […]

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Pastors and Suicide: How Do We Keep this From Happening Again?
Sep 14

Suicide Prevention for Pastors

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Depression , faith , Mental Health

With Pastor Jarrid Wilson’s death by suicide, questions and comments have flooded my email and social media inboxes. Here’s one example, “I’m scared. Because there are people that I love who struggle with thoughts of suicide, and I don’t know what sets them apart from the Jarrid’s and the Andrew [Stoecklein]’s and the Amy [Bleuel]’s.” […]

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Aug 25

My Struggle with Bad Theology and Mental Health

By Steve Austin | faith , Mental Health , Recovery , Recovery from a Suicid... , Recovery from Abuse , Recovery from Porn Add... , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church

The stigma surrounding mental health is worse in the church than just about anywhere else. The church lacks education and, unfortunately, compassion when it comes to those suffering with mental illness. Lack of compassion and education is met with an abundance of dangerous theology. What you’re left with is a poison that is literally killing weary travelers, seeking […]

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Church and Mental Illness: How to Stop Failing People
May 24

Church and Mental Illness: How to Stop Failing People

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

“When we can let go of what other people think and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness—the feeling that we are enough just as we are and that we are worthy of love and belonging.” —Brené BrownIn recent years, several well-known Christian leaders have died by apparent suicide: Amy Bleuel, Andrew Stoecklein, […]

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