Niagara before Surgery

Not a long one since we spent all day in Niagara, NY and Canada looking at waterfalls. I enjoyed myself so much.

Saw a black squirrel, too. Probably one of my favorite sites. I thought about how Charles and Richard would have taunted me with little risky stunts to give me heart attacks.

I looked at every fall and every bridge as a potential suicide risk for people, too. I guess I just can’t shake that and I see things through a different lens. Twenty to forty die by suicide at the falls every year. I don’t find that shocking to be honest. It’s surprisingly easy access to raging rapids.

Overall, I was awed at the sheer power of nature.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Niagara before Surgery”

  1. Different lense is right. I feel like I have a pair of glasses on with “SUICIDE” engraved on the lenses. Coming up on Daniel’s 2nd death day Sept. 16. Best of luck again with your surgery.

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