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Comment that make me laugh

So the quote below in response to a speaker job to which I applied and you are allowed to laugh. I did.

“Hi Anne, I hardly think that that a speech on mental health and suicide is appropriate for our Wine Tasting and Steak Dinner fundraiser.”

So yes, I brazenly submit my speaker topics to wine tasting functions. Why not? And she brazenly implied it was inappropriate in her response and I fell off the chair laughing. Charles would have made a hundred jokes about this.

It’s such a normal subject for me now. And obviously not the case with someone looking for a speaker for her wine and steak dinner fundraiser. It won’t stop me.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. 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. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

4 thoughts on “Comment that make me laugh”

  1. Seems like a perfect venue to me. 🍷 Maybe the wine would loosen people up to be able to talk about a difficult subject. Time to get out of the ‘shallow’ end of life! Keep pushing.

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