The funniest, most popular kid in school, Charles Aubrey Rogers suffered from depression and later addiction, then ultimately died by suicide. Diary of a Broken Mind focuses on the relatable story of what led to his suicide at age twenty and answers the "why" behind his addiction and this cause of death, revealed through both a mother's story and years of Charles' published and unpublished song lyrics. The closing chapters focus on hope and healingand how the author found her purpose and forgave herself.
|Publisher:||Beach Glass Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
ANNE MOSS ROGERS is a witer, owner of the blog, Emotionally Naked, and professional speaker who captures hearts and fills them with hope. Since 2010, she has been a board member of Beacon Tree Foundation and an advocate for youth mental health.
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Diary of a Broken Mind: A Mother's Story, A Son's Suicide, and the Haunting Lyrics He Left Behind based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book is a departure. It is a departure, certainly, for Beach Glass Books. Our catalogue is replete with coastal books and historical books. We have published children's books and books of true crime and essays, with novels on the way. But never have we published a book like this. Few have. This book is a departure even from others that one might think are in the genre. Books about the suicides of young people are available. But books that take a reader deep into the life of a family whose child dies by suicide, with telling recollection and heartbreaking detail, yet with an overriding sense of hope, are far fewer. Anne Moss Rogers, now a nationally recognized speaker and writer on suicide prevention, has written an extraordinary memoir, with insight both personal and expert, aided by the words left by her deceased son. It is an important book. "Diary of a Broken Mind" is a timely work for those families who have faced these difficulties and tragedies— and so very necessary for those who may face them ahead. It is an book important for the rest of us, too, who want and need to understand. This is a book you won't forget. —RAY McALLISTER Beach Glass Books