Meet the generation that will eliminate stigma

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Say hello to Haley who will be a senior in high school next year. I met with her today because she wanted to be part of this suicide prevention and mental health awareness school program.

A freshman at her school died by suicide not long ago and she was touched by that event and motivated to get involved. Her mom reached out to me on Facebook and made the initial introduction.

Loved getting the feedback from a teen since they are the ones taking ownership of this program while I, together with my committee and Beacon Tree Foundation, provide the guidelines.

This program is part of the Charles Aubrey Rogers Fund at Beacon Tree. So many of you generously gave in Charles’ name so we have something to start with. I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am.

I do have a meeting with a school principal next week thanks to a mom who was proactive and set up the meeting. Thank you Jenny.

You are meeting Haley because she is one of the faces of the generation that will kick stigma’s tail.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am the mother of two boys and the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am a writer and professional public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief and currently working on getting a book published. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. 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.

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