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7 years ago today, I lost all hope & tried to end my life in a hotel room 2 hours from home. I thought the least I could was die far enough from home that my wife wouldn't find my body.

In the past 7 years of recovery from a suicide attempt, I've learned a thing or two.

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Here are 7 things that nearly killed me:

1. Mental illness.

This fact so often overlooked. It's an ILLNESS. Not a lack of faith, selfishness, a choice, or a crime.

(Side note: You wouldn't say somebody "committed" cancer. Think about how you talk about suicide.)
2. A lack of boundaries.

I was addicted to busyness, found my worth in my work, and never said no.
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I'm deeply honored to share a slice of my story in this powerful new interview with @USATODAY. It's time for the church to walk away from toxic theology around #mentalhealth, and begin to the lead the conversation about #suicideprevention.
usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
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@USATODAY A big thank you to @Lindsay_Schnell for including me in this conversation.
I long for the day when I can talk about my anti-anxiety medication like my dad talks about this cholesterol medication.
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#SuicidePrevention
#mentalillness
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THREAD - there are days I really struggle with my faith. I wonder sometimes if I should even call myself a Christian any more.
The pain that has been caused in the name of God, by the people of God is unthinkable. Harmful. Toxic. Just awful.
Many days, I am humiliated to be lumped in with Evangelicals and others who cause such trauma on behalf of our religion.
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