Article in Sober World

See my latest article in Sober World on Addiction and Suicide.

How Could I Wish it Had Been an Overdose?

My husband and I had just had dinner at a restaurant when he got a call on his mobile phone. The officer who called said they’d meet us in the parking lot and didn’t say what it was about. When they did arrive, I got in the back of the car, my husband in the front passenger seat, and the officer said, “I am sorry to deliver the sad news that your son, Charles, was found dead this morning.”

I thought this was the worst moment of my life. But the worst was yet to come. Amid our agonizing wails of grief, my husband managed to ask, “How did he die?” I was expecting to hear “overdose.” Instead, the officer said it was a suicide. The method left no question…… read more

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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.

One thought on “Article in Sober World”

  1. Another amazing article, reaching out to yet more people with your experience. I hope it will speak to those struggling and those who love them.

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