I have some big news

Around January or so, Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley Publishing, an educational publisher found me and proposed a book idea. I wrote a proposal. The last one for Diary of a Broken Mind, took three months to write.

I had two weeks to write this one. It was sent by the deadline and I thought I’d never hear from them again.

But I did. Both the publisher and I thought this needed a co-writer. So I reached out to a fellow AAS (American Association of Suicidology) member, Kim O’Brien Ph.D. She has an amazing resume and has done a lot of research with youth and suicide prevention. After a half-hour, she called back and said she was in.

Fast forward to this week in May and I signed a contract to co-write a new book for the educational market. We don’t have a title yet but this is the working idea. Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing and Recognizing Students At Risk For Suicide.

I’m a little panicked now. I figured I would be. Oh man, I can do this, right?

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide 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, 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.

23 thoughts on “I have some big news”

  1. Your first book is so artfully crafted and it was mesmerizing. The tragedy continues to help others live. There is no doubt that, once again, you and Charles are making a valuable contribution.

  2. Anne, you were meant to write another book. I know you can, and will write another much needed book. Charles would ( and is) cheering you on. God bless you❣️

  3. Kudos! And hopefully it will be required reading for every teacher in the United States and beyond!!

  4. Anne, you express yourself so well, so I know that this book will be so helpful to many. You stated in your book how Charles often had difficulty sleeping. I believe that this is an important factor in people who contemplate or who do die by suicide. My husband who died by suicide was never able to sleep well. My son who has had multiple suicide attempts has NEVER had a good night’s sleep since the day he was born. My husband spent eleven months at NIMH in Bethesda with 12 other patients in a study to help with depression in 1997. Most of the people in the study suffered from sleep deprivation. I am writing this because I hope that this topic will be discussed in your book. Thank you for all you do, Anne.
    Ann Harris

    1. Good point. I’ll make a note of that now. Thank you.

      Elizabeth Ballard PhD of NIMH does sleep studies related to suicide and preventing it. I think it’s the biggest issue. I think Sally Spencer Thomas PhD just did twitter chat on the subject as well. She’ll probably do a podcast episode on it. I follow those studies.

  5. You’ve got this. The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away. Now go do it! 😉

  6. I have every confidence in you! I know you can do this and you will do it well!! So exciting!💪🏻❤️

  7. Everyone is nervous outside of their comfort zone. You have proven yourself to be very successful in your writing, blogs, videos and book. You got this.

  8. Yes you can! I hope that the pandemic gives you more time to write and that you will find that sources are available and generous with their time. I am cheering for you!

  9. You bet you can! You are uniquely qualified to do this—the publishing company sought out you! This is so exciting, Anne Moss. Congratulations!

    1. I know you can do this and I am so proud of you and thankful for you. You are a true Savior. Love to you always. Happy Mother’s Day.

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