Sharing a bit of news

Woohoo! I qualified to be a National Speaker’s Association Professional Member. At the moment, I have more virtual events than ones on stages but it’s taken a year to qualify and I turned in all my paperwork and now it’s official.

I hope you are OK with my sharing my braggy news. And if you know of someone looking for a speaker on topics about mental health, grief, suicide prevention, or addiction see my professional speaking page.

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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.

14 thoughts on “Sharing a bit of news”

  1. Wow! If it took a year for you to even qualify, I would say this is a huge accomplishment and well-deserved! Obviously they take the title seriously and you should feel proud and every ounce of pride you have should be shared and bragged about! So, go ahead, girl! Go get ‘em!

  2. Your courage continues to amaze me.
    Get ready for standing ovations they are energizing and validating…and you deserve them!

  3. Kudos! I look forward to “meeting” you at the Bereaved Parents USA conference. I just finished reading your book and was so moved by it–what a difficult five years that was when you tried so hard to get Charles the help he needed. On page 255 you spoke to this mom’s heart when you wrote ‘Those who are older have simply been worn out by fighting the dark demons. From my point of view, those who suffer recurring thoughts of suicide are courageous and strong.” That certainly describes my son who battled for 25 years to stay here (for me–he is my only child and we were very close–he didn’t want to break my heart) until he couldn’t and left at the age of 39 (five years ago this month). Thank you for sharing your heartbreaking story.

    1. Becky- Thank you so much for sharing what spoke to you. What you said speaks volumes on how much you loved your son and he loved you. And I look forward to “seeing” you at Bereaved Parents USA! I’m so excited you will be there. I wish this was in person but I’m thrilled they did not cancel.

      And if you would leave a review for the book on Amazon, I’d be very grateful. https://amzn.to/2pw5id8

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