I am an author and an emotionally naked professional public speaker and suicide prevention trainer. This site focuses on taboo topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief. It is a community of support for those in grief, those who struggle with behavioral health issues, and for people who live with or love someone who does.
I cover these topics in memory of my son Charles Aubrey Rogers who died by suicide on June 5, 2015, in Richmond, Virginia. He suffered from depression and ultimately addiction to heroin.
I am finding my own peace and I strive to find hope and joy in the face of the most devastating loss of my life. I share these emotionally naked stories because many of you are not living in lollipop land with shiny faces and perfect families.
You are part of this family and part of this work. Your comments and notes to me often become topics and you have provided me much needed emotional support and helped me find healing.
I can’t do this alone. It’s the sharing from supporters like you that has made a difference and literally saved lives. Just know that judgment doesn’t live here.
In my prior life, I owned and sold a digital marketing business. I addition to being a keynote speaker, I am a safeTALK trainer. My husband and I raised two sons, Richard, the oldest and a filmmaker in LA, and Charles, the youngest. I have written a book, Diary of a Broken Mind, that includes my story, the unpublished lyrics Charles left behind and carries a message of hope.
Meet Charles, the RAP artist
Anne Moss Rogers is a registered trainer for safeTALK, suicide alertness for everyone and certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) in addition to additional trainings. This site follows suicide reporting guidelines.
- In My Shoes: Agony of a child’s mental illness, May 2014
- In My Shoes: Honoring son who died by suicide is not the end of my story, February 2016
- Other articles and TV appearances