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YWCA 2019 Pat Asch Fellowship Winner is…

Someone has faith in my cause. They didn’t reject it because it was a taboo subject or turn away because I lost a son to addiction and suicide. I’m so honored to win this fellowship towards coaching, classes, conferences and more to help push forward my cause of social justice–youth suicide prevention.

I look forward to connecting with past winners and forging new relationships. Say goodbye to mental health stigma.

Not only will I be working on building my professional speaking business including a special focus on area colleges, I will continue to implement Preventure, a life skills training for youth that has been shown to reduce drug and alcohol use in schools by up to 80%. That in partnership with VCU Institute of Drug & Alcohol Studies and Dr. Jasmin Vassileva. I also advocate for the integration of ASQ Suicide screening tool into medical practice and healthcare settings. And in October 2019, my book, Diary of a Broken Mind, will be published to further break down stigma.

Pat Asch

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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

8 thoughts on “YWCA 2019 Pat Asch Fellowship Winner is…”

  1. I can think of no one more deserving! Congratulations! Smiles and immense pride from above!

  2. Congratulations!!! We believe in you and it’s nice to see others do too. I’m so happy for you, AM. ❤️

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