Reach out to one person

reach out

With concerts cancelled, most stores closed, many of us have time right now.

There are a lot of people suffering from isolation–grief, addiction, mental illness. Since many have asked what they can do, and what we can all do is reach out to one person per day.

At least one person per day.

Dig deeper than the usual, “How are you?” Although you can start there. Have a real conversation.

People who are all alone will appreciate the reach out. Those who are struggling will know someone cares. Old friends will love catching up.

If each of us does that, we create a community safety net of caring.

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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 “Reach out to one person”

  1. My son also used writing and rapping to make it through his mental issues. He was murdered Feb. 25th 2017 and after his death my daughter handed me a notebook full of his writing she had found in his room. Their was a letter written that was titled “unspoken” and written to Mom. It was all about how much he loved me and appreciated all I had done for him. It was like a letter from the grave. I shared it with a couple of my grief groups and they loved it. Mary

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