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 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.

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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