It's always an honor to share my story with a new audience. This podcast interview came as a result of the tragic loss of Pastor Jarrid Wilson to suicide. I'm deeply grateful to Brandy for allowing me to share some hope and practical tips for those living at the intersection of faith and mental health.
Here's what Brandy says about this interview:
Suicide and mental health are subjects still considered taboo in Christianity. With the number of people being diagnosed with some form of mental illness, and the growing rates of suicide, it's time we have an honest talk about this very real issue so many struggle with.
Join me as I sit down with Steve Austin as he shares his journey through trauma that culminated with him trying to end his life by suicide. Hear how God's grace met him in his darkest hour and continues to help him through recovery.
Depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and suicidal ideation are things any of us can experience whether we profess to know Christ or not. Steve went from the pulpit to the psych ward. No one is immune. Share this episode with anyone who has or may be battling depression.
You can find additional resources at our website as well: roadhometoyou.com
If you are in crisis please call the National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
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.
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