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What’s it like to cold call parents whose children have killed themselves?

Micheal Wilson was faced with this when he wrote an article about a therapeutic boarding school Charles attended.

He called a number of parents. I was one of them. He found me through this blog.

I didn’t think about it when he called me. I just wanted to share my experience. It was only after when he called me back that he shared how uncomfortable it was calling all those parents who were devastated. It’s an interesting story and I appreciate that I got to share some of mine.

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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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