People need your emotionally naked story

People you’ve never met who feel isolated and alone, go to google in distress, type in phrases about drugs and alcohol, myths, suicide, mental illness, eating disorders and more.

They land on my stories and your stories and many of them become part of our tribe. Some look up the names of your loved ones because they want to know more, they look at your pictures and read what you have to say.

They’re important. No one remembers facts, figures and most of the time, directions. They remember your stories because those are what move their souls and make them feel something. A lot of learning happens in those narratives.

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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.

2 thoughts on “People need your emotionally naked story”

  1. The stories are definitely what connects me to many others. Understanding the struggle and seeing the brave souls attempt to heal and find their way is something facts and figures can’t portray. These things might be helpful, but it is in sharing our personal struggles and experiences as we walk our path, that we become another flashlight on the journey. As we shine our light, that path for others becomes more illuminated.

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