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