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.
Living Undeterred is a podcast created by author Jeff Johnston and founder of the Choices Network, Ltd. Jeff lost his oldest son, Seth to heroin in 2016. His personal struggles gave him the inspiration to become vulnerable and to share how he has remained…undeterred. Jeff is in recovery from addiction, and for 11 years had his own wealth management and financial show.This show focuses a lot on the intersection of mental health, addiction, and suicide.
From grieving a loss of a loved one to mental health or addiction challenges, divorce, or dealing with a life-threatening diagnosis, these are the coping strategies the emotionally naked tribe has shared. I hope you find one that works for you. Because our lives are not perfect.
You don’t have to be a Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging, sea turtle lover to stay in the present. Which, by the way, is the foundation of mindfulness and working through painful times. Apps like Calm and Headspace help you learn to meditate and there are many free meditations on DoYogaWithMe.com.
Forgiving yourself doesn’t mean absolving yourself of any responsibility for past actions but rather allowing yourself to acknowledge errors and the grace to live in peace as an imperfect human moving forward.
Things happen for which you cannot change. And maybe it’s time for you to move forward and learn from errors without punishing yourself for them for the rest of your life. Because that benefits no one. Or maybe it’s time for you to jump-start that process.
Not all of these tips will be relevant to your situation, so take away that which is.
We are calling this activity, Resilience, and Safety Planning for Students. Access to the pdf and editable PowerPoint are below. In short, this is a simple activity you do as part of a lesson that students can take with them when they meet an emotional crisis such as parental divorce, a romantic breakup, or the loss of a loved one.
If you want to give someone something more meaningful and more thoughtful than a drugstore card, this is the gift to give. Ninety-six quotes and sayings reflect how we feel when we’ve been devastated by the loss of someone special in our lives. The eKit contains … Read more...
This is not to take the place of a suicide assessment, or professionally-developed safety plan
This post is about the many creative ways to apply the concept of suicide safety planning in order to support a loved one (or yourself) when they are emotionally vulnerable, in crisis, or at risk of making a decision that can result in a threat to life such as suicide or addiction relapse. We can call it the emotional crisis safety plan.
It’s a way to remind an individual of their connection to life, healthy coping strategies they have identified as helpful, as well … Read more...