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 an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, 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. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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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