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A video in memory of Charles Aubrey Rogers –by Adam Bloom

Adam Bloom, son of my oldest and best friend, put this together for Charles’ Memorial service in June of last year.

Thank you Adam for putting this together. I could have never managed to do it myself.

I love you and miss you, Charles. So much. Your mom is trying to find a life after your suicide.

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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.

7 thoughts on “A video in memory of Charles Aubrey Rogers –by Adam Bloom”

  1. I see in your beautiful, fun-loving photos what I see in our own- a loving, giving, vibrant young person surrounded by people who love him, who are attracted to his energy. He didn’t “do” this – let’s not ever blame these young people. My daughter suffered from depression and died of suicide just like some children suffer from leukemia and die from it. Our youth are not expendable and yet more are dying from this. Thank you for sharing how your son died – we must move past the stigma if we are to prevent and save more lives . But thank you, too, for sharing how Charles lived! The world missed out. So much potential. So much goodness.

    1. I am sorry that you, too are in this club. I have been fighting the stigma for 6 years now. He died last year. I’ve seen changes in that time. Unfortunately not fast enough.

      1. I work in a Methadone Program and I also have family members with addictions and suicide attempts. I am sorry for yor loss.

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