youth summit on alcohol, drugs, mental health

VIRTUAL: Adolescent & Young Adult Substance Use Symposium: Pathways to Compassion, Healing & Recovery

Date(s) - Tue, 11/16/2021
9:15 am EST


This virtual symposium is presented by the Office of Child and Family Services at the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. CEUs available. 


Cost: Free. And attendees are primarily those working in state behavioral health.

Attendees: 450 virtual attendees expected

The Emotionally Naked Truth about Youth Suicide

Description: Based on the book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, this presentation will help mental health professionals gain the insight to reduce this threat to life. Attendees will learn the cryptic and often veiled ways youth cry for help.  This presentation will lead a conversation around substance misuse, mental health, and focus on suicide prevention in teens. Rogers will offer suggestions and resources to help adults recognize what’s normal and what is a warning sign as well as tips to help teens develop coping skills during and after the pandemic. Attendees will gain insight into the warning signs and when teens are most at risk.

Learning outcomes:

  • Real-life signs of suicide in youth and what to say/do
  • Lesser-known transitions when adolescents are more at risk
  • Thoughtful solutions we can implement now


Education- emotionally naked: A Teacher’s Guide To Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Riskhttps://annemoss.com/shop/a-teachers-guide-to-preventing-suicide/

Memoir- Diary of a Broken Mindhttps://annemoss.com/shop/diary-of-a-broken-mind/

Speakers. All times are EST

November 16
9:10-10:10        Anne Moss Rogers
10:20-11:20      Dr. Erica Russell
11:30-12:30      Dr. Leah Floyd
November 17
9:10-10:10        Ryan Slevin
10:20-11:20      Kerri Rhodes
11:30-12:30      Kendra Wilson



Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health 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 addiction 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 mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, 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. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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