Before and After

Ever since my son Charles died by suicide in June of 2015, I categorize everything as either before his death or after.

His death literally split my life in two and I am forever changed.

I still instinctively scan family photos taken after his death looking for him.

Read more at The Gift of the Second

Published by

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.

One thought on “Before and After”

  1. Anne, I do exactly the same thing. I still cant go through any family pictures. I moved to my sisters house cause I couldnt stay at the apartment with so many memories. I admire your courage, and read all your articles and posts. God bless you and your family. Keep up your noble and brave mission of helping those suffering due to suicide/mental illness/addiction. ❣💔

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.