Anne Moss Rogers is the Emotionally Naked® Speaker. As a mental health and suicide prevention speaker from Richmond Virginia, her goal is to help adult and student audiences foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse, and find life after loss. She is the 2019 winner of the YWCA Pat Asch Fellowship, and author of the book, Diary of a Broken Mind.
She has spoken at healthcare conferences, the National Institute of Mental Health, high schools, colleges, hospitals, jails, associations, fundraisers, women’s clubs, grief and loss events, chambers of commerce and more.
“Anne Moss Rogers 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 National Institute of Mental Health
Why she became a suicide prevention speaker
Despite her family’s best efforts, Anne Moss’ 20-year-old son Charles died by suicide on June 5, 2015, after many years of struggle with anxiety, depression, and ultimately addiction. Anne Moss started this 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).
In addition to workshops and conferences, she is a registered safeTALK trainer which is evidence-based suicide prevention training for everyone.