Second Blog Birthday Heart— #griefheart number 275

Happy birthday my blog. Happy birthday my blog.

Even though Emotionally Naked is two years old, in Google years I’m middle aged. The good part about that is that at two years, if you’ve blogged consistently, Google gives you precedence in the search engine world. All week I’ve seen their little bots indexing pages for search like mad. Your stories, my stories have greater potential to reach more people, save lives and offer community and support to those who need it. Without judgment. Without shame.

It was two years ago, that I realized that I needed a space to write to work through my pain of losing my youngest son to suicide as a result of addiction and depression.

822 posts, 2957 comments, 24 pages. All together, here are the 274 #griefhearts at Pinterest. That’s a lot of grief. It has helped me find acceptance of the loss. To heal emotionally. To be able to forgive myself. Some days I don’t want to write. But I make myself. It’s as important as breathing. It’s my rehab and my support group all wrapped up in one. Thank you guys for that. I have needed you.

What is the #griefheart project?

I explain my #griefheart project here. Contact me if you want to honor and remember your loved one who died by suicide or from addiction.

See all #griefhearts so far on pinterest or on this blog by #griefheart category.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Second Blog Birthday Heart— #griefheart number 275”

  1. Congratulation on a job well done. You haven’t wasted your pain. You took the unimaginable and did something meaningful and helpful with it. That’s beautiful.

  2. You are inspiring in so many ways. It is difficult to image the strength required to do this day in and day out but your words reach so many in need and change outcomes. Thank you!

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