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 the mother of two boys and the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am a writer and professional public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief and currently working on getting a book published. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. 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.

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