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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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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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