Today, August 30th, is National Grief Awareness Day. The day we celebrate not “getting over it.” The day we recognize that grief is a process we have to honor. That we cannot tuck it away or stuff it. We go through grief because we loved someone and we had the honor of having love in our lives.
The hardest part of the grief process is learning to live without the one I lost. May all the hurt from the loss of my son by suicide one day turn into sweet memories. I just have to have faith it will happen and learn to live with grief in my life going forward.
What is the #griefheart project?
I explain my #griefheart project here.
See all #griefhearts so far on pinterest or on this blog by #griefheart category.
4 grief phrases that make your journey more painful
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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May God comfort your family and others affected by suicide with peace especially today. Thinking of you.