#URockProject heart— #griefheart number 258

#URockProject for Team Charles 2017

There is a project in Richmond, VA intended to spread joy in the darkness of struggle or loss called the #URockProject. Anyone who finds one of these rocks and is touched by the message can take it home to keep.

To everyone out there fighting the stigma of mental illness or adjusting to life after a loss to suicide, this project is meant to let you know you are a warrior.

I am adjusting, or trying to adjust, to life after my son’s suicide and Rebecca Farrow from the #URockProject painted this rock in memory of Charles. I only I told her I wanted a rock with the word #griefheart and a heart. What kind of heart, what it should say and look like was her creation and it’s perfect! Charles always had earbuds or earphones in. He loved music and was a rap artist.

The #URockProject will be part of this year’s Out of the Darkness walk on October 14, 2017 at Deep Run Park. It’s fun and cheerful punctuation to an event that is so inspirational. I hope you’ll consider joining us on Team Charles.

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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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

4 thoughts on “#URockProject heart— #griefheart number 258”

  1. At home in Columbia SC awaiting total eclipse in 17 minutes. A reminder of how small we are in the scheme of things. Also a painful reminder of how Daniel would have found pleasure in such a small thing juxtaposed against his psychotic break to take his own life. Damn.

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