I can’t even imagine the heartbreak. The helplessness those left behind are feeling. The hopelessness her son felt in the final days when everything went so dark there was no turning back to find the light.
Suicide isn’t a desire to die; it’s a desire to end the pain. Too many beautiful young people have ended their lives trying to end the pain because they can’t see the light at the end of the darkness. We often wonder how they could do this with so much going for them. If only they could see themselves through our lens … Read more...
My son Charles was 20 when he died by suicide on June 5, 2015. Always the funniest, most popular kid in school, he used drugs and alcohol as his antidote for numbing thoughts of suicide. It wasn’t until he was 17 that he was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
After going to rehab for an addiction to heroin, my son relapsed a day later and ended up back in detox where he saw a friend and walked out. We didn’t know where he was at this point, and I didn’t see these tweets until much later. … Read more...
In 2015, my son Charles took his own life at age twenty during an episode of major depression and withdrawal from heroin. By 2017, I had sold my business and invested myself in suicide prevention which included a focus on postvention, the period following a death by suicide.
To better understand this kind of tragedy and its aftermath from an educator’s point of view, I interviewed several educators, including a Colorado public school teacher who had lost a student to suicide. This teacher offered a chilling account of how her students opened … Read more...
L.E.A.P.=Listen, Engage, Allow and Process your own Healing Journey
Conversation with Author, Subject Matter Expert and Speaker Anne Moss Rogers on Suicide
Susan E. Casey, author of the book, ROCK ON: Mining for Joy in the Deep River of Grief, and founder of the L.E.A.P. podcast wants you to know that no matter how dark and hopeless the days feel, light and hope live right around the corner. Embrace your awesomeness and leap with us into light and healing.
**TRIGGER WARNING**This episode covers sensitive subject matter and is not suitable for all listeners. If this topic could … Read more...
Bereavement is often a time of distorted thinking. We are emotional and this just helps put into perspective all that’s happening around us.
I will survive even though I’m not sure how yet. Because as bad as it is now, it will never be as bad as getting the news. If I can survive that, I can survive anything.
I, the grieving person, know that friends are afraid of saying the wrong thing but I’m going to understand that what others say, even if it’s not perfect, comes from a place of love. If the situation were reversed, I might
Video chat with several members of the Wize Move Society, based in the Netherlands, on Suicide prevention for the 50 plus. It’s a group made up of those over 50 from countries all over the world. Anyway, if you want to see our chat and learn more about the signs, what to do and more, see our conversation below.
Help save lives with this essential resource on suicide prevention in schools. Publish Date: 8/24/21
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Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk by Anne Moss Rogers & Kimberly O’Brien, PhD, LICSW. Publishes August 24, 2021, through Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Publishing Brand, $29.95
Although real-time data for suicide risk is scant, we know ER … Read more...
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