Bubble wrapped heart – #griefheart number 88

Bubble wrapped heart
Bubble wrapped heart

When your first child is born, you realize all of a sudden how vulnerable you are. This new little being has your heart at hello and your instincts to protect kick right in. Sometimes they are so strong you want to wrap your children up put them in a protective bubble so they don’t get hurt. When they suffer, you suffer, too.

But hurt is part of life. And for some kids, life is too harsh and they decide to take a early exit also known as suicide. When they die, a part of our heart dies with them. The grief that follows is all about redefining our lives after they are gone.

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I explain my #griefheart project here.

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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 “Bubble wrapped heart – #griefheart number 88”

  1. Anne, you are so right about how life hurts. And it doesn’t necessarily hurt less as we grow older; hopefully we learn coping skills to help us handle the pain and/or rejection. Wish our kids could have hung on until they had gained this knowledge!

  2. I do wish we could bubble wrap each and every young person who suffers from mental illness AM or hug their hurt away. I wish each one of them a glimmer of hope to stay another day.

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