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The 4 G’s of Grief

Grief:

Feeling heavy of heart

Gratitude:

Thankful to have spent a lot of time with Charles so I have a lot of memories. Thankful for friends who have reached out and supported me

Grace:

Understanding that he suffered from an illness and it was not a lifestyle choice

Giving Back:

Forging ahead with my promise not to be silent about suicide and mental health at Beacon Tree Foundation

And today, acknowledging the loss of others’ loved ones and that the holidays are also rough for them. My heart goes out to Amiya Moses‘ family today. She was only 12 and was caught in gunfire related to a neighborhood dispute that escalated to gun violence leaving this child dead and her family filled with grief.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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