Richard left his book review

Richard is the first family member to leave a review. He read an earlier version and finished the book over Christmas vacation. He didn’t know all that went on.

I talked to him while on our river cruise about his grief. He told me his would never be as crushing as ours. Typical sibling grief. They never think their hurt compares. I tried to explain that it wasn’t a contest and his counted, too. He was insistent so I just had to lighten up.

But love my oldest son’s review for his mom’s book.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health 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 addiction 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 mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, 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. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

4 thoughts on “Richard left his book review”

  1. I am sure the two most important reviews you will ever receive will be those of your husband, Randy and your son, Richard. Your conversation with Richard about whose grief was the worst brought tears to my eyes. Still waiting for that level of conversation with Patrick in the future. Thank you.💜

    1. Since I am so open and he knows about the blog and has read the book, it does make having those conversations easier. I started by just saying,”do you remember and talking about charles and then one day I asked him if anyone asked how he was doing?” But my talk inspired his. My husband has promised a post but I don’t know if I would see it or not.

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