Motivational Mental Health Speaker
Anne Moss Rogers is the Emotionally Naked® Speaker. As a motivational mental health speaker and suicide prevention speaker, she captures hearts and fills them with hope. Her goal is to help audiences and student populations foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse, and find life after loss. She is the 2019 YWCA Pat Asch Fellow, author of the book, Diary of a Broken Mind.
Why she became a suicide prevention speaker
Despite her family’s best efforts, Anne Moss’ 20-year-old son Charles died by suicide June 5, 2015 after many years of struggle with anxiety, depression, and ultimately addiction. Anne Moss started a blog, EmotionallyNaked.com, and chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral.
After receiving a message from a young lady who wrote that one of her blog posts saved her life, Anne Moss sold her digital marketing business. She then followed her purpose of preventing suicide and reducing the stigma of addiction and mental illness.
She has been featured in the New York Times, and was the first suicide loss survivor ever invited to speak at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Originally from North Carolina, she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, Randy. They raised two sons, the late Charles Aubrey, 20, and Richard, 26, a filmmaker living his dream in LA. Charles’ dog, Andy is 13 and barks at babies in strollers as they walk by the front of the house.
Anne Moss Rogers speaks at colleges and high schools, healthcare conferences, association conferences, health and safety events/conferences. She has also spoken at mental health conferences, grief-focused events, education conferences, fundraisers, award ceremonies. In addition to workshops and conferences, she is a registered safeTALK trainer which is evidence-based suicide prevention training for everyone.
Testimonials for Mental Health Speaker, Anne Moss Rogers
“Anne Moss Rogers is probably the most resilient person I know. She has managed to turn grief into action and she is a suicide prevention champion. I had the pleasure of presenting with her at the Pediatric Academic Societies conference and her part was absolutely the best. She received a standing ovation from the audience. I have been to this conference for two decades and I have never seen any speaker receive a standing ovation.” —Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH, Staff Scientist/Clinical Psychologist NIMH
More testimonials here including video endorsements.
“Prior to speaking on mental health, I had spoken on topics like, “Social Media on Steroids,” and now speak on topics like, “Turning Pain into Purpose.” Wherever I am, I like to meet up with Emotionally Naked tribe members.”