How do you write your emotionally naked story?

I am often asked the question, “How do I write my story?”

People say they just can’t get started.

Just write from the heart. Write how you feel and just let it pour out without any thought about editing or anything else. That’s when the best happens. And most cleansing. I learned that trick years ago since I had to write for a living (wrote commercials).

You can always edit later.

I don’t believe there is such thing as writer’s block. You just put yourself in that spot where you feel and it will come. Know it will. Be sure it will and do not let yourself think otherwise.

I get ideas and jot them down on my phone memo pad. And sometimes I get an idea and I just write it on the phone and edit later.

Writing has been an absolute lifesaver for me to work through all the pain and grief of Charles’ suicide. Which has been insurmountable. I hope it helps you, too.

If you want to submit an emotionally naked story about addiction, mental illness, grief or suicide, see this link.

Sometimes it still doesn’t seem real to me that he’s gone

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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.

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