Y’all gotta stop being paranoid


I’m out to lunch and someone starts talking, then they stop. “You’re not going to publish this on your blog, are you?”

I get a message on Facebook. Same question.

I get an email, phone call, text. Same question.

Only if you are submitting a story and I have your permission, will I publish a post.

I do not publish personal conversations here. Maybe one day there will be an exception. But only if I ask and you give me permission to publish it.

I’m not putting your name on it without your permission. I’m not publishing your loved one’s suicide note here without your permission and a lot of consideration to make sure it’s not triggering (I might run it by someone else who is a suicide prevention advocate first.)

So stop being paranoid! I am not going to grab our conversation out of the air and put it on my blog.

Just thought I’d get that straight.

Probably not the last time I’ll get that question but have to tell you it makes me laugh.

I do understand. These are sensitive subjects. Family members get their noses out of joint when it comes to suicide and addiction of a family member. It can get ugly. I don’t want to cause ugly.

Anne Moss is my first name

Author: Anne Moss Rogers

I am the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am President of Beacon Tree Foundation, advocates for youth mental health as well as a writer and public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. I was a marketing professional for years prior to losing my son and co-owned a digital marketing firm.

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