My first suicide prevention workshop at NIMH

Elizabeth Ballard Ph.D Staff Scientist NIMH; Maryland Pao, MD, Clinical Director NIMH; Lisa Horowitz, Ph D, MPH, Staff Scientist NIMH; David Brent, MD, University of Pittsburg; Anne Moss Rogers, Emotionally Naked LLC

Apparently, I was their first, too. The first suicide loss survivor to speak at such an event at National Institute of Mental Health.

I was the short talk at the end of some brilliant presentations and exciting new research on suicide prevention, creating treatment plans and information on ketamine, lack of sleep and suicide, and the ASQ screening tool. Dr. David Brent has an adolescent app he is working on that I assume will launch within the next year or so. It is still in the testing phase and I think it was definitely very promising with amazing initial results.

For some reason, when I read research studies I don’t think about the humans behind it. The prose always so austere and official. But the researchers were all so warm and compassionate and made me feel welcome as well as appreciated. They are really doing this work from the heart. I don’t know why that surprised me but it did.

Thank you to Dr. Lisa Horowitz, my sometimes co-presenter,  for suggesting me for this workshop. I was honored to be included on the speaker line up. (the only one with no initials after my name)

Videocast is here

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  1. Introduction by Maryland Pao02:55
  2. Dr. David Brent at 06:40-University of Pittsburgh, What Do I Do Now? A Clinician’s Guide to the Assessment and Management of Youth at Imminent Risk for Suicidal Behavior
  3. Dr. Lisa Horowitz at 1:21:25 – Lisa Horowitz, Ph.D., MPH, NIMH, Screening for Suicide Risk in the Medical Setting: Turning Research into Clinical Practice
  4. Dr. Elizabeth Ballard at 2:06:33-Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D., NIMH, The Neurobiology of Suicide Protocol
  5. Anne Moss Rogers at 2:39:20– Beacon Tree Foundation, Turning Pain into Purpose -Finding Hope After Losing My Son
  6. Panel – 3:00

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am the mother of two boys and the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am a writer and professional public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief and currently working on getting a book published. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory.

12 thoughts on “My first suicide prevention workshop at NIMH”

  1. I am just watching the stream now. I’m thankful for people like you who share your story, so others like my aunt, aren’t afraid to. Thank you.

  2. The other day I took a stroll through the local college bookstore. I am a social worker and I was wondering about what other profession I would choose if I ever went back to school. I still gravitated toward the social sciences 🙂 but what I noticed about the books solidified my beliefs. Words heal. The thick neuropsych books were neat and appeared untouched. The books that contained stories, the human element, were well worn. The marriage of research and story can move mountains. Your love for your son is beautiful. I think what you are doing is absolutely amazing and desperately needed.

    1. What an absolutely fascinating observation on the books, Shauna. Thank you for sharing that. I hope my book is well worn as well. Working on that now.

      And thank you. Charles was a beautiful soul.

  3. I was lucky enough to be there and hear you speak. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Your addition to the line up helped make the theoretical more real. Keep up the good work.

  4. Congratulations on your achievement! You don’t need initials after your name, your initials are Survivor, Dedication, Remembrance,Prevention,Educator, Mother of two sons, and most importantly: Passion to help others in memory of your darling boy, Charles.✨

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