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SPEAKING: Keynote Speaker, Bereaved Parent USA 25th Conference

Date(s) - Sun, 08/07/2020-08/09/2020
8:00 am EDT




Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
7730 Bonhomme Ave, St Louis, MO, 63105


This event is now virtual! 

Keynote Speaker at the 2020 BPUSA “25 Years of Hope” Gathering Conference to be held August 7-9, 2020 at the Le Méridien Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

BPUSA has been a beacon of hope for grieving families since its beginning in January 1995. The 2020 Gathering theme is “25 Years of Hope.”

The Gathering Conference will be a three-day event with keynote speakers, workshops, meals, entertainment and memorial ceremonies all designed to help bereaved parents and their families understand that they are not alone in their grief. Our annual Gatherings have been praised as wonderfully meaningful experiences, life-changing in many ways. Participants come away feeling refreshed and revitalized, better informed about the grieving process, more aware of hope and promise and affirmed by meeting new friends who travel the same path.


The tentative speaker schedule is as follows.

Friday Breakfast: Opening Ceremony (no speaker)

Friday Lunch: Bobby Morton

Friday Dinner: The Kovaleski Family

Saturday Breakfast: Anne Moss Rogers

Saturday Lunch: Susan Toler Carr

Saturday Dinner: Candle Lighting (no speaker)

Sunday Morning: Angel Of Hope Closing Ceremony (no speaker)

The closing ceremony on Sunday morning will include a short bus trip to visit the Angel of Hope Memorial in Blanchett Park, St. Charles, MO.


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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