Anne Moss Rogers, Mental Health Speaker and Author
Author: 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.
My son Charles was 20 when he died by suicide on June 5, 2015. Always the funniest, most popular kid in school, he used drugs and alcohol as his antidote for numbing thoughts of suicide. It wasn’t until he was 17 that he was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
After going to rehab for an addiction to heroin, my son relapsed a day later and ended up back in detox where he saw a friend and walked out. We didn’t know where he was at this point, and I didn’t see these tweets until much later. … Read more...
In 2015, my son Charles took his own life at age twenty during an episode of major depression and withdrawal from heroin. By 2017, I had sold my business and invested myself in suicide prevention which included a focus on postvention, the period following a death by suicide.
To better understand this kind of tragedy and its aftermath from an educator’s point of view, I interviewed several educators, including a Colorado public school teacher who had lost a student to suicide. This teacher offered a chilling account of how her students opened … Read more...
This post for Overdose Awareness Day is in memory of loved ones who died from intentional or accidental substance overdose. Over the years, many have told their stories here. Others have talked about their near misses–overdoses that didn’t result in their death.
So I’m highlighting the stories here today in honor of those we’ve lost to substance use disorder. And those who have survived. Here is the official Overdose Awareness Day and Week website.
I know there are some people who wonder how I can put one step in front of another after my son Charles’s suicide. I’m not sure how I have managed that either.
Others (I’ve heard second hand) think I just need to quit harping on the “depressing” subjects I speak about and my life would greatly improve. They think if I’d just leave all that behind I’d be skipping through a meadow singing show tunes with daisies and muffins in a basket.
Some think sadness is the stinker I need to lose. But I know denying it would only make … Read more...
L.E.A.P.=Listen, Engage, Allow and Process your own Healing Journey
Conversation with Author, Subject Matter Expert and Speaker Anne Moss Rogers on Suicide
Susan E. Casey, author of the book, ROCK ON: Mining for Joy in the Deep River of Grief, and founder of the L.E.A.P. podcast wants you to know that no matter how dark and hopeless the days feel, light and hope live right around the corner. Embrace your awesomeness and leap with us into light and healing.
**TRIGGER WARNING**This episode covers sensitive subject matter and is not suitable for all listeners. If this topic could … Read more...
Bereavement is often a time of distorted thinking. We are emotional and this just helps put into perspective all that’s happening around us.
I will survive even though I’m not sure how yet. Because as bad as it is now, it will never be as bad as getting the news. If I can survive that, I can survive anything.
I, the grieving person, know that friends are afraid of saying the wrong thing but I’m going to understand that what others say, even if it’s not perfect, comes from a place of love. If the situation were reversed, I might
Video chat with several members of the Wize Move Society, based in the Netherlands, on Suicide prevention for the 50 plus. It’s a group made up of those over 50 from countries all over the world. Anyway, if you want to see our chat and learn more about the signs, what to do and more, see our conversation below.
Help save lives with this essential resource on suicide prevention in schools. Publish Date: 8/24/21
NEWS- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM: Publisher Jossey-Bass (a Wiley publishing brand) and Emotionally Naked LLC CONTACT: Anne Moss Rogers
Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk by Anne Moss Rogers & Kimberly O’Brien, PhD, LICSW. Publishes August 24, 2021, through Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Publishing Brand, $29.95
Although real-time data for suicide risk is scant, we know ER … Read more...