Can a Blog Save Lives? TEDxGraceStreetWomen

Can we save people who are Googling, “ways to die?”

People Google how to do lots of things– including how to kill themselves. How can we leverage what we know about suicide and the internet to save lives? After my son Charles killed himself, I sold my digital marketing business, started this blog, Emotionally Naked, and used my skills at search engine optimization and content marketing to reach those most in need to help prevent suicide.

Doing this TEDx was a transformative experience

I made the intentional decision to focus solely on enjoying the moment. I didn’t and still don’t think about shares or numbers or anything else other than what the experience meant to me, my family and my tribe here.

When I stared at the big red dot from backstage, I smiled.

Kim, Shiela and I danced (quietly) to work through nervous energy and then I couldn’t wait. I was ready and excited. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity, especially to my friends Jennifer and Andrew Einolf who wholeheartedly believed in my message, to Risa who bought the license and brought TEDx here to Richmond. To my coach Kara Silva and all the other speakers posted below. The ones rimmed in red boxes are the first TEDxGraceStreetWomen and all of our videos uploaded this afternoon on the site. All of the TEDxGraceStreetWomen 2019 videos are here.

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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 my book, Diary of a Broken Mind, will be published in the fall. 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. Professional Speaker Website

8 thoughts on “Can a Blog Save Lives? TEDxGraceStreetWomen”

  1. Amazing Anne! You are doing amazing work in helping to save lives!! I love this, so happy I came across your twitter page and connected with you. Thank you!

    I wish I had been able to save my son’s life, if I had only known then…. but I hope with work like this we can save others!!

  2. Wow !Bravo. This video is so inspirational. Great job 👍🏽 Ma’am. So happy you are saving lives.Keep on keeping your son’s legacy alive.Love,Danny

      1. I will send this link to my mental health team in Windsor. You are such an amazing human being.Charles is looking down and smiling at mom.
        Love Always, Danny

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