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AnneMoss Rogers The Power of a Mother’s Grief S6 E8
Normalizing Conversation on Suicide and Mental Health with Anne Moss Rogers
In this episode of Suicide Zen Forgiveness, host Elaine Lindsay converses with guest, Anne Moss Rodgers. Moss shares her experiences of losing her son, Charles, to suicide and the journey that it spurred. The poignant conversation focuses on normalizing talks about suicide and mental health to lighten the emotional burden for those in the darkness. They discuss the significance of voicing pain and asking for help in battling depression and suicidal ideation. The episode touches upon the undervalued power of storytelling, ritual, and connection in healing. It underscores the irony of the digital world in both isolating people and creating platforms for connection. They stress on the importance of teaching coping skills and social emotional learning to kids from young age.
00:00 Introduction to the Podcast and Host
00:54 Guest Introduction: Anne Moss Rogers
02:28 Beginning the Conversation with Anne Moss Rogers
03:12 Anne Moss Rogers' Personal Journey and Struggles
06:36 The Tragic Loss of Anne's Son, Charles
07:12 Understanding Suicide and Its Impact
12:17 The Importance of Connection and Conversation in Healing
15:30 Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide
19:51 The Power of Sharing and Feeling Your Feelings
25:46 The Importance of Emotional Healing and Coping Strategies
29:30 Embracing Difficult Emotions
30:33 Understanding the Nature of Suicidal Ideation
31:24 The Guilt and Self-Blame After Losing a Loved One to Suicide
32:08 Coping Mechanisms: Allowing Yourself to Wallow
36:01 The Power of Gratitude in Healing
39:41 The Role of Humor in Coping with Loss
41:46 The Importance of Keeping the Memory of Loved Ones Alive
44:19 The Role of Rituals in the Healing Process
51:21 The Impact of the Digital Age on Connection and Community
54:38 Closing Remarks and Future Discussions
56:01 Podcast Outro and Sponsor Acknowledgements
We met on Twitter.. or should I say X. Anne Moss Rogers grief journey, is a lesson is strength. A lesson in grace. A lesson in fortitude.
I'\m honoured to bring you this guest..
One of the most sought-after motivational mental health speakers, Anne Moss has lived the ultimate tragedy and become an expert on emotional wellness, suicide prevention, and postvention, as well as youth mental health. She speaks most often at conferences, universities and schools, workplaces, and corporations.
Her youngest son, Charles, was the funniest, most popular kid in school. As a teen, he wore the mask of a clown to hide his depression and anxiety and used drugs and alcohol to numb his thoughts of suicide. Ultimately, he became addicted to heroin and took his own life in 2015 at age 20.
The most devastating loss of her life was a turning point. While it took time to accept that purpose with grace, she has never looked back or regretted that decision.
AnneMoss’ TEDx – Can a Blog Save Lives?
Diary of a Broken Mind: A Mother's Story, A Son's Suicide, and The Haunting Lyrics He Left Behind
Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide & Recognizing Students at Risk
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