suicide prevention and student wellness

VIRTUAL: Step Up Westmoreland, Pittsburgh PA

Date(s) - Wed, 04/21/2021
8:30 am-9:30 am EDT


Anne Moss Rogers, The Emotionally Naked Speaker, is the Greensburg, Pennsylvania STEP UP Westmoreland Impact Speaker for April 21, 2021.

STEP UP Westmoreland is built upon the foundation that mental wellness is essential for the safety and success of all students. To improve school safety and security, the Westmoreland County Office of Behavioral Health/Developmental Services, the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, and the Westmoreland County School Districts created a network that builds confidence, resilience, and optimism among students, while also removing barriers to critically-needed mental health intervention services.

Focus Audience: Students, Therapists, Educators, and Parents United in Prevention

STEP UP Westmoreland Goals:

  • Increase access to mental health supports
  • Promote early identification and intervention
  • Create a supportive environment
  • Improve student self-advocacy
  • Reduce risk of school violence
  • Establish a County-Wide network of collaboration and best practices with educational and behavioral health stakeholders


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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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