Grieving Parents Sharing Hope Podcast with Anne Moss Rogers

Struggling in the Darkness of our Loss with host Laura Diehl and Anne Moss Rogers. This episode has a lot of practical advice for those who are struggling deeply in the darkness of grief after child loss. Being a mom who lost her son to suicide, Anne Moss made a conscious decision to figure out how to work through the guilt, shame, and horrific darkness to be able to live a life of meaning and purpose again, both to honor her son, Charles, and to help those who find themselves contemplating ending their own life.

Listen to and read show notes on the Grieving Parents Sharing Hope website with Laura Diehl.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Grieving Parents Sharing Hope Podcast with Anne Moss Rogers”

  1. Hello – I contacted you a few weeks ago when I heard you on the podcast. I have your book and am 2/3 through it. There are so many parallels with your son and mine that I am, several times, taken aback and thinking – did she really just say that? Did Charles really just do or say that SAME thing as my son Peter? Both liked Eminem. Both loved writing rap. Both had DOC Heroin. Both had some of the most honest lyrics about addiction & mental health I’ve ever seen. Peter was born in 1996 and died 2021, but these boys would have been quite a pair – musically! Here is a song – eerily written a year before Peter was “successful” at suicide, that he posted on FB and YouTube. You will hear some of your son’s pain I am certain. But talent similar…and passion 100%. I’d love to hear what you think. And share more incidental commonalities we share.

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