September is Suicide Prevention month

While other diseases have flattened in terms of mortality, conditions like heart disease and stroke, suicide rates are climbing. Recent CDC statistics reveal that 25.5% of respondents 18-24 years old reported having seriously considered suicide during the COVID pandemic. In late June, 40% of USA adults reported struggling with mental health or substance misuse.

Your stories are important so keep talking. Keep telling them. Support mental health candidates this fall, give to behavioral health organizations. Thank you for being part of this tribe.

Study from CDC

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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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