So late Saturday night look who I picked up from the airport. Richard flew in from LA to spend a week with family. I don’t think I will ever be used to him living 3k miles away. Good lord I miss my son. An only son, now.
Back in eighth grade I knew he’d move to LA. He was so into film then. I remember thinking, “How will I live with him way out there on the west coast?”
I knew how much Charles loved Richmond. At least he’d be close by.
I’m going to enjoy my week with my oldest boy.
What Richard said after his brother’s suicide
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.
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6 thoughts on “The day ended well!”
You both look so happy!
And we are.
Sweet picture!!! Enjoy your week. ❤️
I am gonna do just that. Thank you Amy