My to do list

See more sunsets.

Give more hugs.

Receive more hugs.

Watch more clouds.

Listen more.

Love more.

Connect more.

Be more impulsive.

Live my passion.

Change the world.

Not necessarily in that order.

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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.

2 thoughts on “My to do list”

  1. Anne one day we’ll meet again. I met you only very briefly. You conducted yourself very well back then too. You are starting a revolution to change the world. When we do meet again, I will give you a hug. Those are few and far between with me as I can’t touch anything anymore. For those I love and those that need hugs, I will make the exception without ever letting them know it hurts me. A warm embrace is still mentally soothing though. I love watching the white clouds go by and looking up to find shapes. We used to have hammocks when I first was injured and we’d watch the clouds. Sunsets are beautiful. The most beautiful one I saw was in Naples, Florida by the pier. I don’t have too many places to compare it to though. Country sunsets are beautiful too, but there’s something about a mostly still water sunset. As you become more of a famous public speaker you’ll connect so much. You won’t have the time to connect with everyone, but those hugs you want to give out will make a world of difference. I’m not sure what your passion was, but your blog and public speaking seem to have become your passion. Your a helper now. If you had multiple passions, try to make a balance. This is an incredible list. Do something on it every day.

    1. Thank you Chris. It’s so nice to have link to someone who knew Charles at the school. I do remember hearing of your accident at FFS when I visited right after. You had already left. But the students were still upset so you were obviously a favorite.

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