If you’ve been at a school that has lost a student to suicide, I need your input

I and my co-writer Kim O’Brien are writing a book on student suicide and how to prevent it. The contract is with an educational publisher, Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley and our target is middle and high schools.

No matter what role you had at the school, teacher, student, janitor, librarian, counselor, principal, bus driver, we want to know how it felt, how it impacted you, your school, how it made you feel, what you witnessed, what you did, things you saw that worked or didn’t work, how it changed you going forward. Your story can be completely anonymous although we do need to know what part of the country (or world) you are in and your role in that school.

If you know of someone, please share this post with them so I can get as much information as I can for this book. It is, after all about preventing teen suicide.

This book is more about the stories, examples, and small culture shifts people have taken to prevent suicide as well as how to spot someone at risk and what to do. If you were at a school where a staff member died by suicide, we still want to hear from you.

It’s the interviews, innovative ideas, and comments from school staff which will make this book a truly useful guide. And you can use this form to also talk about culture shifts and ideas that were inspired by a student suicide or suicide attempt.

This is my second book (my first is Diary of a Broken Mind) and Kim’s first and it will be launched in the fall 2021 school season.

If you are a teacher or work at a school, we hope you’ll join our mailing list. Scroll down for the form.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, 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. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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