Do you want your child who died to be forgotten?

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That’s our greatest fear. That their memory will fade away. So what do you do?

Bring it up first

You’ve buried a child so don’t bury their memory.

Nothing will keep you stuck in grief like refusing to talk about your child. Let others know you want to talk by bringing up their name, posting on read more

ASQ Suicide Screening Tool Meeting with NIMH

Amy Goldstein; Maryland Pao, M.D., Clinical Director, NIMH, Melissa Ealey BN; Anne Moss Rogers, Pres of Beacon Tree Foundation,; Lisa Horwitz, PhD, MPH NIMH; Liza Lanzillo,
Amy Goldstein, Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health ABG Strategies, LLC; Maryland Pao, M.D., Clinical Director, NIMH; Melissa Earley RN, BSN; Anne Moss Rogers, Pres Beacon Tree Foundation; Lisa Horowitz, PhD, MPH NIMH; Liza Lanzillo, Postbaccalaureate IRTA, Office of the Clinical Director, NIMH; Deborah Snyder MSW-LCSW-C, NIMH

The ASQ Suicide Screening Tool is an evidence-based 4/5-question suicide risk screening tool for ages 10-24. The tool has been used in emergency rooms and pediatric hospitals in the US.

Locally, Dr. Ted Abernathy has been using this tool in his pediatric practice on wellness visits for ages 12 and read more

Mile marker heart— #griefheart number 250

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Mile marker heart

My heart feels like it has traveled a thousand miles. At moments, I feel I’m at the beginning of the trail. Other days I realize how far I’ve come since losing my son to suicide.

It?s been a long, painful journey?two steps forward, one step back and then forward again.  As read more

Bernie Madoff’s son’s suicide. And why I think Bernie committed fraud

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I recently saw the HBO special, Wizard of Lies–the story about Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. It’s a HBO movie based on true facts.

I had some thoughts on Mark Madoff’s suicide as well as what drove Bernie Madoff to commit the 65 billion dollar fraud of the century.

The media

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My daughter, Allison Goldstein, died from post postpartum depression

by David Matthews

Amy Goldstein died by suicide after suffering PPD just weeks after moving

It’s said that in combat you never hear the rifle shot that kills you. When learning of the loss of a loved one, however, the opposite is true – the phone rings, you answer it and then nothing – you just go numb.

We received the call that our daughter, read more

Daniel Kyre’s heart— #griefheart number 249

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Daniel Kyre’s heart

From Anne Moss: David Kyre, Daniel’s dad, sent me this picture of hamburgers and melted cheese in the shape of hearts– a #griefheart to honor his son who died by suicide. Daniel’s birthday is July 6.  An incredibly talented musician, Daniel was on his way to fame and fortune.

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My love affair with heroin ended with recovery–by Honesty Liller

by Honesty Liller

I sit here today with 10 years of recovery from a Substance Use Disorder and I feel unbelievable gratitude of how my life has changed.

Starting drug use at age twelve wasn’t a typical twelve year old?s life in my hometown. The first time I used, I felt free, happy, and read more

Suffering from depression. Addicted to pornography

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From Anne Moss: Jason is in his early 20s and is from Chicago. He and I were emailing back and forth for a few weeks earlier this year. I emailed him recently to follow up and see how he was doing since I?d not heard from him in a while. The first time he wrote me, read more