Sara Argenal recorded this conversation before COVID but it’s amazing how everything talked about is not only still relevant, it’s even MORE relevant. The rates of depression, anxiety, and risk of suicide are growing, and COVID has only intensified these issues for teens in particular. We added some narrative about how COVID is impacting teens, and how people can best support their teens in this trying and unpredictable time.
AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. View all posts by AnneMoss Rogers