SPEAKING/WORKSHOP: Emotionally Naked Day at Virginia State University


Tue, 09/17/2019    
9:00 am-11:00 am


Virginia State University
1 Hayden St, Petersburg, VA , 23806

Event Type

I will start with the story of my son’s depression, addiction and death by suicide and talk about how I coped with the grief.  Then we will focus on listening with empathy, defining negative and positive coping strategies (soft skills) which segues into a guided facilitation to help students identify what coping strategies might work for them. The overall theme is creating a culture of connection to prevent suicide and other negative coping strategies to help students to identify ways to work through adversity without relying on substances or self harm.

I’ll be telling my story and then focusing on these three skills in particular.

  • Problem Solving
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Listening with empathy

The presentation is: Interactive, includes video, authentic

My main theme is always to help students foster a culture of connection to minimize substance misuse, prevent suicide,  and promote healthy coping strategies. 


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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