The face of love—#griefheart number 289

The face of love

I think most who suffer from depression like animals, especially dogs. I actually think that therapy dogs would be a great idea for those with suicidal thoughts suffering from depression. After school shootings, therapy dogs help with grief and I know our dog has helped us deal with the loss of Charles by suicide. Charles adored his dog, Andy who thankfully is still with us.

Dogs can sense when you are about to have a seizure, so I’m going to bet they know when someone is about to experience a major depressive episode, too. That’s the unscientific conclusion we’ve come to on this post, Does depression have a smell? 

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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 my book, Diary of a Broken Mind, will be published in the fall. 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. Professional Speaker Website

6 thoughts on “The face of love—#griefheart number 289”

  1. Oh. my. gosh.
    His big beautiful white heart on his face! I would have loved to see your face when you recognized this for the first time! He is so handsome!

  2. I’m fortunate enough to work with dogs, and I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to be greeted every day by my favorite pups. They are ALWAYS happy to see me, a nice reminder that I am loved during hard times.

  3. I agree with you about pets knowing when we aren’t feeling well. My pets through the years have given me comfort in bad times and been right by my side in the good times too. What a good example they set for us!

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