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Anne  Moss

Anne Moss

Certified Suicide Prevention Trainer & Award-Winning Author


Anne Moss Rogers is an emotionally naked® speaker, TEDx storyteller, certified suicide prevention trainer, NAMI Virginia board member, and the award-winning author of Diary of a Broken Mind. Read More >

After her 20-year-old son, Charles died by suicide June 5, 2015, Anne Moss chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral, and her blog, Emotionally Naked, has reached millions.

She has been featured in the New York Times and was the first non-clinician ever invited to speak about suicide at the National Institute of Mental Health. For her second book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, through Wiley Publishing and co-written with Kim O’Brien PhD, LICSW, the team interviewed over 30 educators and school counselors. A UNC-Chapel Hill alumna, Anne Moss currently lives in Richmond, VA with her husband. Her surviving son, Richard, is a filmmaker in LA.

Anne Moss captures audience's hearts and fills them with hope. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

TEDx: Can a Blog Save Lives?

Speech Topics

The Emotionally Naked Truth About Student Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention

It was a teacher who first told Anne Moss Rogers that her son, Charles, might be suffering from depression. And it was a teacher who wrote the most heartfelt note after her son died by suicide. Schools have something few other environments have and that’s opportunity for genuine human connection. This is the most valuable currency in the education system. How can we leverage those opportunities to bolster a culture of student wellness? Read More >

Based on the book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, this presentation will empower educators and youth leaders with the skills to leverage their relationships with students to reduce this threat to life. And how to recognize and exercise self-care in that process.

Learning outcomes: Read Less ^

  • The cryptic and often veiled ways students cry for help
  • How to respond, and what to say/do (includes actual scripts suitable for schools that serve K-12 and young adults)
  • If relevant, how to spot & respond to elementary age children at risk of suicide who don’t have a mature concept of death or know the word “suicide”
  • Examples of cries for help in pictures/drawings and patterns to look for
  • Case studies of how educators have seamlessly built connection, coping skills and embedded SEL competencies into their classroom culture
  • Lesser-known triggers that put students at greater risk of suicide and what to do

Turning Pain into Purpose

Diary of a Broken Mind: A Mother’s Story. A Son’s Addiction & Suicide