BFF Heart – #griefheart number 29

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BFF Griefheart

We got news of Charles’ death about 9pm at night. By the time we called Richard and our parents, it was pretty late. I knew Martha didn’t stay up late on Friday nights. She has a very physical job as a special Ed teacher with autistic kids. Many of these kids need a lot of help so I knew she wouldn’t be up.

So first thing when her feet hit the floor June 6, she thinks, “I need to call Anne Moss.” And she did very early which she never did since I am not a morning person. Somehow she knew I was up and she needed to call me. By that afternoon, Martha was in my house from N. Virginia. We are that connected. She has been my friend since first grade which translates to decades of friendship. Our kids grew up visiting each other since we are but two hours away from each other.

I got this “mother’s day” card in the mail so today’s #griefheart represents the love between me and my best friend, Martha. I waited today before creating my heart. Somehow I knew it was going to appear.

What is the #griefheart project?

I explain my #griefheart project here.

See all #griefhearts so far on pinterest or on this blog by#griefheart category.

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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.

2 thoughts on “BFF Heart – #griefheart number 29”

  1. Heartwarming Anne Moss. The kind of friend uneeda as such a devastating time. Glad you have one another.

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