Love this article in the Progress Index

Reporters at some of the largest and most prestigious newspapers in the country don’t use the accepted phrase “died by suicide” instead of the “committed” phrase. But this regional paper got it right. A lot of education for the public in this article. 

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — In the city’s ongoing effort to educate the community about the dangers of the heroin and opioid epidemic, Colonial Heights put on the fourth act of their Heroin and Opiate summits on Tuesday night.

“Our mission and hope is to one day end the need for events like this one,” said Colonial Heights Sheriff Todd B. Wilson.

Recovering addicts and law enforcement officials from around the region have spoken to residents at the summits, though the last two summits have also featured roundtable discussions where residents got the chance to learn more about the resources available to them.  Read more at the Progress Index……

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, 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. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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