SPEAKING: ICCFA Virtual Conference

Date(s) - Fri, 05/21/2021
All Day EDT




Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
3940 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89119


ICCFA=International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association



Speaking of Suicide
How to Talk to Families Who’ve Suffered a Loss by Suicide


A loss by suicide is like no other, and the grief can be especially traumatic. Given that many of these families feel intense shame and might even be unwilling to confide it was a suicide, directors are often unsure of the right thing to do or say. This workshop offers guidance on supporting families who have suffered a loss by suicide and includes downloads and handouts for families.

Learning Outcomes

  • What to say or not say
  • Supporting families who’ve suffered loss by suicide
  • Spotting the bereaved who are at risk of suicide
  • Making sure the staff gets support

Suicide Prevention Speaker


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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