michigan associations of secondary principals

In person: Michigan Association of Secondary Principals, Lansing MI


Fri, 10/07/2022    
8:00 am-5:00 pm


Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48933

Event Type

MASSP website and event

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.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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

Published by

AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap