Thanks for participation in Facebook Live

We had a good discussion last night. Xfinity was out in our neighborhood and lack of wifi had me scrambling. Some weren’t quite sure how to activate the sound. But we worked through that and lots of good info on the thread. Apparently you have to double click the video for sound and sometimes there is a delay.

I’ll schedule one in another two weeks. Will choose a subject and give everyone time to prepare comments or questions for the group. And I’ll archive them on a page on this site for reference.

There were moms and dads of active addicts, kids in jail with possession charges, recovered addicts and those who lost children by suicide or overdose. There were those who suffer mental illness and parents with kids suffering from mental illness. I don’t think I’ve seen a mix this varied which meant we got a lot of information from many sides of the equation.

The video is posted below in case you want to see it: Like I said, it’s a lumpy start but everyone was very patient and I have an idea of what the format is now.

I was hoping for 20 and 275 logged in. So many of you shared your comments and wisdom and I am so grateful for that as well as your support.

Two people I know in recovery gave their side of things. Also very helpful and offered others so much hope. I am sure others in recovery were out there, too. Proud of you guys.

Glen Singer has spent his career at therapeutic boarding schools and has the benefit of observing behavior of hundreds of teens.

Moms like Laurie and Reid who who lost their sons to overdose tuned in to share. Despite their loss, they give back and continue to educate. It helps to hear about kids other than Charles to see similarities and differences. They had some amazing things to say which are on the comments. Let’s give a shout out to these moms in memory of their sons, Dawson Petit and Josh Kaski.

First “Let’s Talk About It” Facebook Live Video

This one was more focused on drug abuse and addiction and dual diagnosis.

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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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