You are an emotionally naked badass if…

You talk openly (without whispering) on taboo subjects related to mental illness, addiction, suicide or grief

You lost a loved one to suicide and get out of bed every morning

You lost loved one to overdose and manage to brush your teeth daily

You lost a child to any cause of death and you joined a support group

Thoughts of suicide are something you live with and you have reached out for help

You survived a suicide attempt and went back to school or work

You have a mental illness and you have a job (any job)

You are in recovery from addiction and you have a place to live

Talking about these topics makes you supremely uncomfortable but you do it anyway

You are currently using but reaching out for help to find recovery

You had the guts to start or join a mental wellness group at your school

You have the guts to stand up and share your story

You’ve taken any mental health or suicide prevention training

You started a support group or offer peer-to-peer support

If you give back and volunteer for a nonprofit focused on any of these topics

You are not afraid of crying in front of another human being

You are a veteran or LGBTQ and shown the courage to talk to someone about thoughts of suicide

Despite multiple relapses, you keep going back into recovery

Say, “I love you,” to a family member who suffers from mental illness including addiction

You have listened with empathy to a friend who is hurting

You had to tell someone that a friend was thinking of suicide

Random acts of kindness are part of your DNA

A sunset is something you savor even if you have suffered any or all of the above

You have ever shared, commented, or written a post for emotionally naked

You’ve ever worn your emotionally naked shirt in public and boldly answered the question, “What is emotionally naked?”

Are you an emotionally naked badass?

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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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