Is the pain of holding it in greater than the fear of telling?

You get to a place where you don’t give a rat’s @$$ what anyone thinks anymore. Not that you have no fear at all. You do. Just enough to make telling your story that much more authentic.

There is never a time where there is no fear at all. There is never a time when it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. But at some point, you have to do it for yourself and for others. Because when you tell your story, others are inspired to tell theirs. The relief is heavenly. The secret you’ve been holding is no longer stalking you or growing in epic proportions in your head.

You might wonder why you worried for so long. Do you fear the reaction? But what happens when you do tell it? People express support. And there may be someone who doesn’t but usually, they are the minority drowned out by all the ones who are grateful you told your truth.

But you have to be in that place, ready to tell it. It has to feel right. You have to have moved forward, discovered some things, surrendered to something over which you have no control, and met yourself where you are. And accepted who you are.

That’s when you know it’s time to tell your story.

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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.

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