Suicide prevention week

suicide prevention week

Everything I do for addiction and suicide prevention is in memory of my son Charles Rogers who died by suicide June 5, 2015.

After my world was shattered, I thought I’d reach a point when I didn’t think of Charles every day. I had no idea what grief was all about. I still do think about him every single day and I will until the day I die. Quite frankly, I want to.

When it first happened, I was shocked. I didn’t know the signs of suicide or what it was exactly. I heard the despair in his voice and my brain couldn’t place it. My heart hurt. My mind was confused and overwhelmed. I knew something was wrong but suicide never occurred to me.

I’ve learned what those signs are now. I’ve learned it’s preventable. I’ve also learned that if we tell our stories and raise our voices, we can prevent suicide.

I wish so much knew the signs of suicide before Charles took his life. But I didn’t. So please take the time to know what they are so you can be the hero that saved a soul that was hurting.

Logic’s suicide prevention video 1-800-273-8255
Suicide Prevention Resources
International Suicide Prevention Hotlines 
Suicide education and resources

Help me eliminate the phrase, ‘committed suicide’

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.

3 thoughts on “Suicide prevention week”

    1. Oh David. No words. I told my son in LA about Daniel. Showed him the you tube channel. Richard has been on YT since the start of it and I knew he would appreciate the story.

      That urge to die in those moments must be so overpowering. I wish…

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