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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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.

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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