Ben Courson – “Five Practical Ways to Beat Anxiety + Depression”

Ben Courson - "Five Practical Ways to Beat Anxiety + Depression"

Ben Courson – “Five Practical Ways to Beat Anxiety + Depression”

Ben Courson is our guest.  He’s an international speaker, bestselling author, and his TV show, Hope Generation with Ben Courson, is broadcast in 180 countries, and his radio show airs on more than 400 stations nationally. His latest book is called “Flirting With Darkness.”  In it, Ben talks about his own journey with overcoming depression and battling thoughts of suicide. 

He also offers up some specific strategies that you can use if you’ve ever been tempted by suicidal thoughts… or if you know someone who’s wrestling with that.  World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th… AND because all of the stuff with Covid-19 and all the wildness that 2020 had thrown… we thought it would be a really important subject to cover and wildly relevant time.  So let’s get to this!


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Okay, guys… we’re going after a big and important topic today.  

Get this: Every 40 seconds… someone… somewhere in the world… takes their own life.

There are 123 suicides a day in the US alone.  Now… that statistic floored me but this next statistic broke my heart: the second leading cause of death in the world for people aged 15 to 24 is suicide.

I know… I know… this is a heavy subject… but you know that with this podcast… we’re all about helping you to dream bigger… think better and do more of what you were created to do.  And if we’re going to be true to that mission… and take this mandate seriously… that means we can’t shy away from tough topics.  And that’s exactly why I’m excited we’re talking with Ben Courson.



  • 1:30 This is an important topic
  • 2:27 Meet Ben
  • 6:48 Why Ben is passionate about this topic
  • 10:35 When Ben knew he needed help
  • 13:31 How to fight depression
  • 17:08 Go on adventures with God
  • 19:47 Building relationships
  • 23:21 Choosing to fight
  • 27:57 Ben’s favorite dream quote
  • 29:00 Mitch’s biggest takeaways



So… what stood out to you?  What’s something that got you thinking?  

Oh…. and how about you?  Any good stories on how prayer has played out in your life?  Any questions about it?

I’d love to hear from you!  Hit me up in the comments and let’s keep this conversation going!

And again… I want to invite you to join us for WE AGREE TO PRAY!  You can find out more and sign up at  

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