Note in the book from my publisher


This book is a departure. It is a departure, certainly, for Beach Glass Books. Our catalogue is replete with coastal books and historical books. We have published children’s books and books of true crime and essays, with novels on the way.

But never have we published a book like this.

Few have. This book is a departure even from others that one might think are in the genre. Books about the suicides of young people are available. But books that take a reader deep into the life of a family whose child dies by suicide, with telling recollection and heartbreaking detail, yet with an overriding sense of hope, are far fewer. Anne Moss Rogers, now a nationally recognized speaker and writer on suicide prevention, has written an extraordinary memoir, with insight both personal and expert, aided by the words left by her deceased son.

It is an important book. Diary of a Broken Mind is a timely work for those families who have faced these difficulties and tragedies—and so very necessary for those who may face them ahead. It is
a book important for the rest of us, too, who want and need to understand.

This is a book you won’t forget.

Ray McAllister Beach Glass Books

Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx 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 substance use disorder 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, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, 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. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

4 thoughts on “Note in the book from my publisher”

  1. I love the support from your publisher. I’m looking forward to getting my copy and reading it! Congratulations again. ❤️

  2. I read it last weekend. It was a powerful book. He was a talented young man. So often the talent is intertwined with a tortured soul. As tempting as it may be, don’t blame yourself. Easy for me to give that advice, as I still have my troubled son. I saw a lot of my own child in your descriptions of Charles. The relentlessness is particularly challenging. Keep up this good work, as you are needed and greatly admired. I appreciate what you do.

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