speak up reach out

SPEAKING: Speak Up Reach Out, Eagle, Colorado

Date(s) - Sun, 09/12/2020-09/13/2020
10:00 am-11:00 am EDT




Speak Up Reach Out
Edwards, Eagle, Colorado, 81632


This event may go virtual but so far it’s live, outdoors, and within COVID-19 guidelines for Colorado. 

Speak Up Reach Out NonProfit Eagle, Colorado


Turning Pain into Purpose: Finding life after suicide loss

TEDx and emotionally naked® speaker, Anne Moss Rogers, has built a following on the tabooist of subjects–suicide, and the mental illnesses that often trigger it. Despite her family’s best efforts, her 20-year-old son, Charles Aubrey Rogers, died by suicide on June 5, 2015, after many years of struggle with anxiety, depression, and ultimately a heroin addiction.

Grief-stricken and terrified, she published a newspaper article about her family’s tragedy that went viral, creating a following for her blog, Emotionally Naked.

This presentation is about her family’s struggle with grief and how Anne Moss turned pain into action to find healing and a way to move forward.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Tips that help survivors make it from one day to the next
  • Managing the pain and guilt of suicide loss
  • Turning grief into action to find a path to healing

Audience feedback from a nurse’s conference, Feb. 19, 2020

  • “best presentation & most useful”
  • “It was incredibly powerful.”
  • “WOW! Talk about taking your grief and making it work for the betterment of others.”
  • “Thank you for including this in the seminar!”
  • “Very difficult, but necessary topic.”
  • “Tough subject done well.”
  • “I am thrilled that SOMEONE is finally standing up to bring the ‘elephant in our society’ to light.”


Anne Moss Rogers is an emotionally naked TEDx storyteller, author of the book, Diary of a Broken Mind, and owner of the popular Emotionally Naked blog. She is a marketing expert who co-owned and later sold her digital marketing business to pursue suicide prevention after her twenty-year-old son, Charles, died by suicide on June 5, 2015, having suffered from depression and addiction.

She has been interviewed by the New York Times and was the first suicide loss survivor ever invited to speak at the National Institute of Mental Health. Her blog, Emotionally Naked reached over a half million in its first three years on subjects about suicide, grief, addiction, and mental illness.  She is also a trainer for the evidence-based program, safeTALK, a 4-hour training on preventing suicide.

Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she currently lives in Richmond, VA.



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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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