Anne Moss Rogers travels to Lansing, Michigan to deliver a keynote and workshop presentation to student leaders and educators.
Audience: 250-300 students, teachers, principals, and other school staff
Keynote Topic: Diary of a Broken Mind: A mother’s story, a son’s addiction, and suicide
Description: After Anne Moss tried to find help for her son, Charles, a creative genius and rap artist, he met heroin, a love/hate relationship that ended with his suicide on June 5, 2015. This presentation focuses on the story of how the funniest, most popular kid in school suffered from depression and became addicted to heroin and how Anne Moss found healing after the most devastating loss of her life. This presentation includes video clips.
- How we can best support one another
- What to do in the face of a loved one’s cycle of self-destruction
- Healthy vs. unhealthy coping strategies for healing
- How to find hope after a devastating loss
Workshop: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Student Suicide + Coping Strategies Workshop
Description: It was a teacher who first told Anne Moss Rogers that her son, Charles, might be suffering from depression. And it was a teacher who wrote the most heartfelt note after her son died by suicide. Schools have something few other environments have and that is an opportunity for genuine human connection. This is the most valuable currency in the education system. How can we leverage those opportunities to bolster a culture of student wellness? Based on the presenter’s book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk co-written with Dr. Kim O’Brien, this presentation will empower educators, students, and attendees with the skills to leverage their relationships to reduce this threat to life.
Key takeaways of this presentation include
- The cryptic and often veiled ways students and teachers cry for help (real-life examples)
- How to respond (scripts and role play)
- Games to build connection and coping skills
- How students have started to change the culture on this topic
Themes include hope, resilience, connection, mental health, coping strategies, SEL