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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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.

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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