The most satisfying posts to write

Some posts are so cleansing to write. These were the posts that helped me let go of bitterness, resentment, anger, sadness and guilt. Or at least deal with it more effectively. Not all of these were popular. But they were cleansing to me and it didn’t matter to me if thousands read it or none.

The final 48 hours

Dear heroin, I f–ing hate you

I am so sorry

Forgiving myself

How could I resent your child’s cancer fundraiser?

The long arm of the law reaches down Charles’ pants

Dear Charles. My letter to heaven

Things I no longer give a rat’s ass about since Charles’ death

Sorry to interrupt your beautiful life with my tragedy

Dear high and mighty parent

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health 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 addiction 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 mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, 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. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

8 thoughts on “The most satisfying posts to write”

  1. Many of these too are my favorites you have written. Please keep writing for yourself because these are the posts that often touch us most… ❤️ Merry Christmas, Anne Moss. I’m in Fayetteville and thought about you today. 😘

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