In memory of my son Charles’ struggle with depression and addiction, and death by suicide, I invite you to come walk with me and my team at the Richmond Out of the Darkness Walk.
This is a walk to support those with lived experience, those who have survived a suicide loss and to remember those we lost. If you are a team member, I would like you to try to raise $200. That’s four $25 donations.
It means a lot to me to have a group of people and walk in honor of my son.
There is a project in Richmond, VA intended to spread joy in the darkness of struggle or loss called the #URockProject. Anyone who finds one of these rocks and is touched by the message can take it home to keep.
To everyone out there fighting the stigma of mental illness or adjusting to life after a loss to suicide, this project is meant to let you know you are a warrior.
I am adjusting, or trying to adjust, to life after my son’s suicide and Rebecca Farrow from the #URockProject painted this rock in memory … Read more...
Grief can wear you out. There are some days it just uses up everything you have and it drains you of color. It’s during those times you have to remember that there are days your heart is bursting and you feel light as a feather.
This one from a new friend, Elizabeth. I met her on the Out of the Darkness walk for suicide prevention and she works for the organization. We outfitted her with a t-shirt and adopted her right away on Team Charles.
Hi, my name is Andy Rogers and I am going to walk with my family in the AFSP Out of the Darkness walk in Richmond, VA for suicide awareness and prevention. I would love for you to be on Team Charles with me or donate to Andy Rogers’ page if you cannot be there to walk.
Charles used to throw the ball with me all the time. And I used to sleep with him in his bed. He would sneak food to me when our mom was not looking. He took me on walks, laughed when I chased rabbits and … Read more...
Charles Rogers was my son that died by suicide June 5, 2015. He was 20 years old and suffered from depression and addiction. I would ask that you please donate at least $25 for the walk. But if you do not have that, just come walk with us anyway!