Suicide coalition heart — #griefheart number 210

Suicide coalition heart

Shirley Ramsey brought these to our suicide coalition meeting tonight to celebrate Virginia AFSP chapter awards. And we all reflected on how finally doors are opening and people are listening and doing something about mental health, substance misuse and suicide.

I’ve been an mental health advocate for 7 years and I swear doors were so tightly closed on those subjects I couldn’t have gotten through with a stick of dynamite. Today I am thankful  to feel a shift in attitudes as it relates to mental illness. I feel change. Keep sharing. It’s working and it’s time.

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.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, 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. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

One thought on “Suicide coalition heart — #griefheart number 210”

  1. Ann Moss, I never miss one of your posts. You are turning a tragedy into a cause to help others who suffer from mental illness, and their families as well. You are a brave young lady who has become my hero. Keep up the good work.

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