That picture that prompts tears

Some pictures capture the very essence of my youngest child and his playful nature. This is one of them. I just can’t believe that child on the left suffered from depression and killed himself.

How did his brain shift from happy to “I need to kill myself.” It’s when I look back sometimes it seems so unbelievable. I wish I could have kept them young and innocent.

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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 “That picture that prompts tears”

  1. This is what haunts me. People say remember the good times. I have a hard time doing that knowing now that the majority of Daniel’s 21 years was probably suffering life. That movie scrolls every day. But whata ya gonna do. It has lifted some over the years. Will it ever completely lift? Naw. Love to you AM and all those living with this.

    1. Always good to hear from you David. Book comes out in about 4.5 weeks. I am terrified. And excited. I chose pictures for the book but this one didn’t make the cut because it didn’t fit anywhere.

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