Overcoming Suicide Ideation and Bridging the Gap in Mental Health Support with Dylan Sessler author of “Defy the Darkness

He is a veteran of the US Army, as well as an author, mental health advocate, speaker, and survivor. He has survived various adverse life events in his life and is now trying to help people overcome their own adversity.

Dylan wrote a book entitled “Defy the Darkness: A Story of Suicide, Mental Health, and Overcoming Your Hardest Battles,” which mainly tackles the things he had to go through in life and how he was able to survive them. Aside from a book, he also has a podcast and a TikTok account. 

At such a young age, Dylan had a traumatic event with his dad, who passed away by suicide. That event left him filled with guilt and regret.

Growing up, he experienced physical and emotional trauma at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend. He suffered silently, bearing all the pain on his own. When his mother found out about how he got hit, they immediately left the house. Aside from that, he also suffered from bullying in school. 

Episode 217 of the Beyond Adversity Podcast is for those people who are in need of help due to their adversities in life. This could inspire and help them overcome their challenges in life. 

All the traumatic events that happened in Dylan’s life led to his choice to enter the military. He had developed principles which contributed to the choices he made in life. 

Dylan experienced more challenges in life as he got older. He eventually realized that he was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Little by little, he tried his best to overcome the challenges in his life. 

In this episode, Dylan discusses the trauma, challenges, and choices he made in his life and how he was able to change his life for the better. He also talks about some important points that he included in his book.

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. 


Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B098R5FG5S  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dylansessler 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dylan_J_Sessler 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dylan_sessler/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9GMn6dTsu4eRScuoSbSMgg 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-sessler-69a29b19a/ 

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dylan_sessler?lang=en 

How to Celebrate Marriage God’s Way with Scott LaPierre the author of “Marriage God’s Way”

He is a teaching pastor, author, and conference speaker. Katie, his wife, is the love of his life, together with their children. The eldest child is fourteen years old, and their youngest was born in September.

Scott has written various books about marriage, parenting, and family. As a senior pastor, author, and father, he has been balancing things in their lives, all of which can add to a lot of responsibility, making him stressed and hank shoes.

He has grown up to be an only child. Although, he used to have a brother who died from a drug overdose. One of the adversities that Scott has to go through is the passing of his father last year. It happened suddenly, which was difficult for the family. His mother felt lonely, so he suggested that she should live with them instead. 

Episode 216 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is for those people who want to strengthen their relationship with their family through building their relationship with Christ. This is for those people who want to make their lives Christ-centered.

Having a great relationship with Christ can help establish a strong marriage and family because He can help lead you to the better path in life.

In this episode, Scott discusses all about being Christ-centered in the family and what are the benefits it can bring. He also shared information about his books.

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. 


Books (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Scott-LaPierre/e/B01JT920EQ/  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScottLaPierreMinistries/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PastorWCC 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pastorwcc/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ScottLaPierre 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pastorwcc/ 

Empowering Students to Succeed Through Education, Inspiration and Mobilization with Michael T Brown the author of “A Beautiful Challenge”

Michael T. Brown is Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 215 of “The Beyond Adversity Podcast.”

He is a professional counselor, a leader, and a speaker who has the goal to support, motivate, educate, and mobilize people. He has worked for over 17 years as a school counselor on all levels: elementary, middle school, high school, and college.

He has a belief that everyone will go through challenges. No matter who you are, no matter where you are. 

When Michael was thinking of taking his career to the next level, he thought about leaving his job as a school counselor to transfer to private practice. He was thankful for the experience and saw the role of a counselor in the education sector as a blessing. However, he has this desire for more, to go through the next level. 

Episode 215 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is for those who are going through challenges in life that need guidance and motivation to push through. The episode aims to inspire and help people overcome obstacles in life for the better. 

His dedication to his life mission motivated him to leap into the next step in life. Despite the challenges and changes in life, as long as you are dedicated to your goal, you’ll be able to overcome them. Furthermore, Michael believes that taking care of your mental, physical, and spiritual health can help you expand your mind and learning capacity, etc.

In this episode, Michael discusses all about his career and teachings as a counselor and his journey in life in order to reach where he is today. He will share his story, insights, and advice that will surely help you in your life.

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. 


Speaker Hub: https://speakerhub.com/speaker/michael-t-brown?b=s  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mtbrown98 

210: How the “Podcast Movement” Can Change Your Life with Jared Easley

Jared Easley is a genuine entrepreneur. He is a noticer, motivator, friend, and power content creator. He has found a way to do all this and still keep his family first. He is also the co-founder of Podcast Movement, and from The Starve the doubts podcast.

For the past 8 years, the goal of the Podcast Movement has been to bring together and educate active and aspiring podcasters and industry professionals, to grow the podcast community and industry as a whole. In 2022, they once again have the chance to do that twice, as they welcome thousands worldwide to the world’s largest gatherings of podcasters. With over 10,000 podcasters joining them over the last 8 years from over 35 different countries (and growing), they are excited to continue the mission of the Podcast Movement for years to come! It will be on August 23-26, 2022. 

The “Starve the doubts podcast” features personal and professional development conversations. This show includes a guest on the “hot seat” that illuminates the path for listeners by sharing how they have navigated challenging seasons & difficult hurdles to pursue success.

In this episode, Jared shared how he surpasses the obstacles that blocked his way to success.

He talks about how he goes forward regardless of the uncertainties he faces in front of him.

Jared Easley talks to Dr. Brad about how he read books and watches youtube videos to learn and eventually launch his podcast despite facing the problems such as the lack of money.

Beyond that, Jared talks about how his faith in God aids him in times of hardship to get him through the depths of his circumstances.

Jared Easley’s story is powerful, inspiring, and strengthening. A proof of one who has lived out the pathway of navigating adverse life events and emerged to a life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. 

Episode 210 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is a must-listen for individuals who want to know how to take opportunities to change their lives no matter how hard it is. We will look for an inspirational story of a man who succeeded despite adversity and wants to help others through the Podcast Movement.

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. 


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JaredEasley/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredeasley

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaredeasley/

209: How Tik Tok Saved A Mom From Disaster with Melissa Lea Hughes

Melissa talks about the struggles and difficult circumstances that she went through during the real, adverse event that impacted all of us, the COVID crisis, and how she was able to work through all of it and eventually turned her life around through the power of social media. Dr. Miller and Melissa will also talk about many other things such as family, faith, and about being a mother.

Melissa lost her job after the pandemic started. Her family just moved into their new home from living overseas and she needed a job to get the house. Fortunately, there was one job that was available for her, and it was working in childcare. She was very grateful for that job because she was able to buy the house with her husband with its help.

However, during that time she realized that she didn’t really have a plan. And as much as she loved children, she didn’t really want to work in childcare since she’d rather be home with her own two children. 

She tried to figure out what to do with her life in a completely new direction. It was a scary spot for her to be in. She sympathized with everyone else that felt the same thing during the pandemic. She just tried to think and pray about what her next step would be and what her life is going to look like moving forward.

After some time of thinking and prayer, what she did was write down a list of what she would really want in a job. And then in January 2021, she felt that God was really pushing her to go on social media and start posting videos. 

She talked to her husband about it and they both asked God that if this is something she should give her time to, can he please make it clear to them and then five days later, Melissa uploaded a video on TikTok which eventually generated 22 million views and landed her a spot on the Kelly Clarkson show.

Melissa believes that God has a plan for everybody. That he’s got good things in store for everyone.

Episode 209 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is a must-listen for anyone who’s feeling stuck with their current state in life and has given up on everything. Being in a tight spot like that is one of the scariest and most challenging feelings in the world. So you must never give up hope and continue to fight for a better life. It’s okay to be not okay. And if you need a guide to help you then somehow, some way, God will eventually provide you with an answer. All you have to do is ask. 

“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. 

Website: https://melissaleahughes.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-hughes-39b43580/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@melissaleahughes

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lissy290

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissaleahughes

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/melissaleahughe/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnCl57W3Wpw0bHXj_TQ9XUQ