speaker for suicide prevention in schools

Speaking to parents of middle and high school students about suicide prevention and postvention

Date(s) - Tue, 10/18/2022
6:30 pm-9:00 pm PDT




Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church
49 Knox Drive, Lafayette, CA


Where: Acalanes High School, Lafayette School District, Lafayette, CA

Audience: Parents

Topic: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Student Suicide

Anne Moss Rogers will provide an in-person 2-hour presentation with role play, breaks for questions during the presentation, and audience interaction.

Description: TEDx and emotionally naked storyteller, Anne Moss Rogers, has developed an expertise on suicide prevention and the mental illnesses, addiction, and underlying risk factors that often trigger it.  After trying to find help for her once joyful son and rap artist, including wilderness therapy and therapeutic boarding school, Charles met heroin while struggling with depression and died by suicide in 2015. This presentation dispels common myths about suicide and substance misuse, while delivering a message of hope, and empowering parents with the skills to help prevent this threat to life.


  • How to recognize the cryptic ways youth cry for help
  • How to respond, what to say/do
  • Life events that can increase suicide risk and what to do
  • How to help your kids build resilience

Themes include suicide, mental health, SUD/substance misuse, parenting tips, coping strategies, crisis resources, grief, hope, and healing. Anne Moss follows safe messaging reporting guidelines on suicide.


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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