How does Richard answer, “Do you have any siblings?”

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This one minute video shows how Richard answers the question, “So how many brothers or sisters do you have? It illustrates the awkwardness of the question when you are a 26-year-old single guy in Los Angeles, California.

Charles suffered from addiction and depression and died by suicide but that’s more information than Richard is prepared to share with another young adult he doesn’t know very well.

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Richard on the left. Charles on the right.

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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.

4 thoughts on “How does Richard answer, “Do you have any siblings?””

  1. Richard is absolutely right the way he answers. I find younger individuals are judgmental or don’t know what to say. When you get to know someone you do feel more comfortable sharing as you feel that you know that person better. His answer is perfect!

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