The Hidden Epidemic: Suicide Is Killing Us Faster than Drugs! An Interview with Blogger Steve Austin

May 12, 2016
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

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Suicide is not rare. It’s killing our kids faster than drugs! It’s the 10th leading cause of death in the US, the 3rd (after accidents and homicides) for youths 15-24, and the 4th among adults 18-65. Men succeed in killing themselves more often than women; women try more frequently. And it’s not only a US problem! WHO identified suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among people 18-44 in the world. Meet Steve Austin, a man who tried to kill himself, failed and came back to become a happier guy. A former youth pastor masquerading as the perfect husband and dad, Steve had been sexually abused and struggled with a culture of stuffed feelings. He is now a blogger, sharing in an open and honest way. Why did he attempt suicide? How did he feel when he failed? What has worked for him and his family? What can he share with you or a loved one? We all know someone who is mentally ill, suicidal, depressed or anxious. It might even be you. Tune in for a deeper look into and out of the pit.

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Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.

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