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WTVR story on suicide prevention

See the write up and video on WTVR. Thank you WTVR and Laura French for sharing and airing this story.

So I went back to Cosby High School to speak to the parents about suicide prevention. It’s only the second time I’ve been back to Cosby since my oldest child graduated. Last year I spoke to the health science students on my story. That presentation to teens is very different. More video. More stories. And an interactive exercise at the end that the teens really like.

But tonight was for the parents. I walked the halls Charles walked. I stood on the stage on which he performed. I felt him stand with me. Ultimately we didn’t present on the stage.

I was the segue to Rebecca Campbell MSW’s presentation about signs of suicide. Merel Williams followed with an explanation of the SOS, Signs of Suicide program, introduced in Chesterfield County Schools this fall.

Video clips from the presentation.

Did Charles show warning signs for teen suicide?

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx 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 substance use disorder 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, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, 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. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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