Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention AAP, AFSP, NIMH

I had the pleasure of being one of the keynote speakers for a Youth Suicide Prevention summit with AFSP (American Foundation of Suicide Prevention), AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), and NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health.

Suicide is complex but often preventable. Pediatric health clinicians, adults working with youth in school and community settings, families, and peers can play a critical role in identifying and supporting youth at risk for suicide.

See the links below for information on the collaboration of over 45 experts who came together from multiple gender and ethnic groups to create this blueprint for preventing this cause of death in our youth in clinical, educational, and community settings. It offers a pathway and resources. I was honored to be able to see one of the early drafts and suggest edits.

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx 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 substance use disorder 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, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, 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. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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