A cry for help for suicide prevention from Nepal

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From Anne Moss: Narendra and I have been emailing back and forth for a few months. While suicide is stigmatized here in the US, it’s even worse in Nepal, home of Mt. Everest and a country that ranks number 8 in the world for completed suicides and one read more

Suicide Prevention: Ask the Question

Steven Boyd, producer/director, for Henrico County TV filmed this video focused on suicide loss survivors and suicide attempt survivors and how we can prevent suicide. It’s very well done.

In this video:

Dr. Lisa Moon, Clinical Psychologist,

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Fragile heart — #griefheart number 188

Fragile heart
Fragile heart

Cousin Kate sent me this. And the moment I saw this camellia heart it reminded me how fragile a person Charles was. My friend Chris was telling my oldest about how resilient addicts are. And that’s true. You hear the stories of what they have endured– homelessness, being run over, multiple read more

Suicide is not an act of selfishness

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Thinking it’s an act of selfishness is a lack of understanding of what suicide is.

Even before Charles died by suicide, I did not subscribe to the “selfish” notion. I even remember him walking into my office and telling me that a friend’s dad had died by suicide and Charles read more

Suicide awareness heart – #griefheart number 139

Suicide awareness heart
Suicide awareness heart

September is suicide awareness month. Tomorrow, 117 people will die by suicide. Moms, dads, brothers or sisters will walk into a room and realize their worst nightmare. Survivors of suicide loss will grieve and wonder why.

Many of these deaths are preventable. If only read more

Talk20 video on my story of suicide loss and the #griefheart project


Talk20 in Richmond VA invited me to speak on the topic of losing my son Charles Rogers, 20, to suicide in June of 2015 and how it inspired the #griefheart read more

Why are so many girls dying by suicide?

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updated 11/2017

Suicide is the leading cause of death for girls 15-19* worldwide and suicide rates for females 10-14 have tripled since 1999, the most alarming increase.

We have to ask ourselves why.

Some say social media. Others site early puberty. While those factors might be part of it, I read more

Love of drama – #griefheart 66

Love of drama
Love of drama

Charles loved the stage. And it loved him. Stand up comedy, rapping, plays. I spoke here June 15, 2016 in Richmond, VA about our journey since losing him to suicide at age 20 and the #griefheart project. Such a supportive crowd for Talk20 Richmond. I read more

Relentless

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Guilty as charged. Part of my charm.

This one is for those of you who turn away because the subject of suicide  is too much.

You don’t want to read my posts.

You do sometimes with one eye shut.

They make you squirm.

They make you uncomfortable.

They make you sad.

They make you cry.

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Super Heart – #griefheart number 45

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Super Heart

Charles loved super heroes. The “man of steel” was his favorite. All super heroes have some pain in their past and I think now he identified with that.

He was always intrigued with super powers and used to talk of mechanical hands and flying as late as eighth grade. I think he hoped a read more