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.
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. View all posts by Anne Moss Rogers