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Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk- $29.95

by Anne Moss Rogers & Kimberly O’Brien, PhD, LICSW. Publishes August 2021. Preorder Now.

Description: In Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, Anne Moss Rogers, and Kimberly O’Brien, PhD, LICSW, empower middle and high school educators with the knowledge and skills to leverage their relationships with students to reduce this threat to life. Educators will learn evidence-based concepts of suicide prevention, plus lesser-known innovative strategies and small culture shifts for the classroom to facilitate connection and healthy coping strategies, the foundation of suicide prevention. Included is commentary from teachers, school psychologists, experts in youth suicidology, leaders from mental health nonprofits, program directors, and students. In addition, readers will find practical tips, and sample scripts, with innovative activities that can be incorporated into teaching curricula.

You’ll learn about: 

  • The teacher’s role in suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, collaboration 
  • The different and often cryptic ways students indicate suicidality 
  • What to do/say when a student tells you they are thinking of suicide 
  • Small shifts that can create a suicide-prevention classroom/school environment 
  • How to address a class of grieving students and the empty desk syndrome 
  • Link to a download of resources, worksheets, activities, scripts, quizzes, and more  

Who is it for:  

Middle/high school teachers and educators, school counselors, nurses, psychologists, coaches, and administrators, youth leaders, as well as parents who wish to better understand the complex subject of youth suicide.


Published by

AnneMoss Rogers

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.

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  1. So I am a fifty yr old gentleman and I have been wanting to end my life for some time now. I live with a fifty three years old female friend (who I thought was my friend) for a few years now. And things keep getting worse. I’m a professional big rig driver and I haven’t worked now it’ll be 2 yrs in July because of a back problem. She & I agreed a couple yrs back that while she was working I would take care of all the house chores and keep the pretty old vehicle running. But, then she starts drinking for days upon days. Then she begins to throw everything in my face that I’m lazy and false claims of physical abuse. I’ve been told to leave from a protection order. She dropped it and I came home. The next time she left and within 2 days she calls me to come pick her up from her brothers. So I did. Now, she has left almost thirty days ago and she basically abandoned the home, her clothes & belongings and me as her friend. But I’m pretty sure I know where she is. At a women’s shelter. But she is probably telling everyone that she is abused and that is so very untrue. Which could get me in big trouble for her telling lies. So,instead of her getting me hemmed up or worse I want to end my life so badly. But I’m trying to take it day by day to see if I can find a job to pay the rent and bills. But I’ve got a feeling she is telling everyone who will listen that I’m a bad person and I’ve never abused her. She drinks so so much she blacks out every time. I just want to die before she can take my freedom away. I have to do whatever it is I have to do. I may not read your comments before I take my own life.

    1. Oh Brandon I hope I reach you before that happens. Take into account that she suffers from a disease that would be documented. Start writing all of what happened so you have a record. And stay in the present. We don’t know what she is saying. But we do know she has substance use disorder and her disease process is worsening. Most anyone won’t take her seriously because of that. But your situation is so tough and I feel your despair. Keep talking I am listening

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