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 the mother of two boys and the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am a writer and professional public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief and my book, Diary of a Broken Mind, will be published in the fall. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. 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

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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