I need your stories. Because this kind of message never gets old

Names have been removed to protect the identity of the sender of the above message but these are the kinds of messages I get in response to both my story and yours. That’s why I need and want your emotionally naked stories. That’s why they are important.

Stories about managing a life with a loved one who suffers from substance abuse, how you cope after a loved one’s suicide or suicide attempt, how you manage thoughts of suicide or a mental illness, a memorial about your loved one that suffered from mental illness/addiction, your grief after loss of a loved one to the above mentioned topics, your struggles in recovery or trying to get to recovery.

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Examples here: 

My love affair with heroin ended with recovery

Radical acceptance of my mental illness

Where was God when my child died?

Even when your child is in recovery, it’s still hard

Depression and addiction do not discriminate

My best friend died of anorexia

The opioid crisis from ‘just a dad’

My boyfriend died from a drug overdose

Remembering Christopher Bryan DeShields who died by suicide

Over a year after my son’s suicide, I no longer hate being alive

Addicted, pistol whipped, raped. Help came from the most unlikely source

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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.

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