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What am I grateful for? Day #6

We started as a book club and became a group of moms going through child-rearing, jobs, teenage issues, and more. Decades later, there is more dancing and talking than book club activities but we always have fun together.

These were the people with whom I confided that my son, Charles, was doing drugs, eventually addicted to drugs, and whom I called right after he killed himself. To say we’ve been through a lot together would not really come close to the love and support I find with these ladies.

This gift of friendship is one for which I am truly grateful on day #6 of the #thegratitudeproject.

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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 “What am I grateful for? Day #6”

  1. This photo made me smile because I am fortunate enough to have a similar group of wonderful women in my life! Several groups actually but your group most reminds me of my “knitting girls”. I don’t even remember if we started as a knitting group (I have never been a knitter!) or random crafting group but 30 years ago there were over 25 neighborhood women floating in and out of the weekly meet up. People moved, people died, group dynamics changed and life moved on. For the past 10 or so years we have become a steady group of 5 and that’s been just perfect! Like your group we have also been through just about everything life can throw at us and I am very grateful for my “knitting girls”.

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