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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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.

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