Ten Tip Pledge for the bereaved

Bereavement is often a time of distorted thinking. We are emotional and this just helps put into perspective all that’s happening around us.

  1. 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.
  2. 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
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Conversation about suicide in the 50+ age group with Wize Move Society

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.

Access the suicide prevention conversation recording with Wize Mind Society here on Facebook.

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First Book for Teachers on Preventing Suicide–Just in Time for 2021 Back to School

Help save lives with this essential resource on suicide prevention in schools. Publish Date: 8/24/21

NEWS- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
FROM: Publisher Jossey-Bass (a Wiley publishing brand) and Emotionally Naked LLC 
CONTACT: Anne Moss Rogers

emotionally naked a teachers guide to preventing suicide and recognizing students at risk
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; A Wiley Publishing brand
Publish Date: August 24, 2021
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1119758300, ISBN-13: 978-1119758303
$29.95, Book Page

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...

A Dance with the Devil. My son’s decades-long battle with addiction and recovery.

by Connie

Connie

New Year’s Day 2020…my cell phone rings, I recognize the number. It is our son, who has been in an addiction spiral for the past eight months. 

Mom, if I don’t get out of Richmond I am going to die.”

Another New Year starting with the same message for the past 15 years. With each request, rehab, and relapse my husband and I had grown weary from the emotional, financial, and spiritual drain this disease had inflicted upon our family. We had learned detachment, setting boundaries, quit enabling, and threw out tough love methods.

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Judgments and Grief

We all make them. Judgments and assumptions. And then we make those judgments and react emotionally to them. Once it swirls around in our heads marinating, we can get really angry or sad over these thoughts. 

So for example, “Jane” recently shared that she was struggling with her grief after the loss of a close buddy to suicide because she thought her friends thought she should “be over it by now.” She had not known this person but for a few months, not long enough to be so torn up about it so why was she letting it still bother … Read more...

Chapters 11 and 12 of the teacher’s guide to preventing suicide book

Password protected page for those who have purchased the book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk by Anne Moss Rogers and Kim O’Brien.

To download the pdf versions of the last two chapters (11 & 12) with clickable links to the resources mentioned in the book and printable pages of the worksheets, scripts, activities, surveys, and quizzes.

  1. Enter the password you see on page XXI of the book.
  2. Once you enter the password below, you will see a short form where you enter your first name and email address.
  3. Then the link
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Emotionally Naked book offers

Pre-Order Offer For a Limited Time:

Once it goes on sale on August 24, 2021, these offers will only be for bulk orders! We know that transitions are triggers for suicidal behavior for adolescents and young adults, so why not use these tips for parents and teachers to help ease the transition? The mindfulness activities offer ideas on how to create connection in the classroom for a foundation of student wellness

Click here to get the two Free Guides

  • 25 Mindfulness & Discovery Activities for Classrooms
  • Tips for a Better Back to School Transition: For parents and educators
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Town Hall on Addiction Recovery

As board members for 2 End the Stigma, many of us attended this town hall on addiction recovery with our state and local representatives and Ryan Hampton a recovery advocate, to talk about addiction and where the gaps are.

So what are we lacking right now for addiction recovery? Sheriff Leonard says transportation. It’s hard to get to your job when you have $20k worth of fines on your record and no way to pay them off. And in Chesterfield County where this was taking place, there is no public transportation system, leaving those in recovery struggling to make … Read more...

Join Team Charles

NAMI stands for National Alliance of Mental Illness and I’m on the board for the Virginia chapter. We have our annual fundraising walk on Saturday, October 9, 2021, and my NAMI Virginia Team Charles is set up. It’s in memory of my son Charles who lived with depression and addiction.

You can be anywhere in the world and “walk” with us. So join the team, or donate! If you are local, we’ll probably walk together somewhere, most likely Bryant Park.

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