Healing heart valentine— #griefheart number 277

Healing heart valentine

My husband and I shared the love when our hearts where whole and then when they were shredded.

On June 5, 2015, the night we were devastated with the shocking news that  Charles had killed himself, we made a pact that the last chapter of our youngest son’s life was a new chapter for our own. We were going to survive this somehow and we were going to do it together. Because no one else would carry on the legacy of our youngest son.

A toast to our healing, grieving hearts. I’m so grateful I don’t have to go through this alone.

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.

7 thoughts on “Healing heart valentine— #griefheart number 277”

  1. Steve and I, are a team. We never ”blamed” Curt’s loss on each other. Thank God, we became closer in our tragedy. No one else loved Curt as much as we did. We were, and still are a loving family.

  2. I love that you and Randy are a model of how couples can go through tragedy together and not be torn apart. Have you already written a blog post on that subject—things you all have done specifically to knit yourselves together through this dark passage? Perhaps I missed that one? Thanks for always being so transparent. ❤️

    1. I have not written that post. I have the idea listed and thinking that I might include that as a chapter in my book. I am about 3/4 through first draft. But I think it’s time I did a post on that.

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