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Virtual: Emotionally Naked Leadership-Let’s Talk About Survivor’s Guilt

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Description: Many in this pandemic have been furloughed or lost their jobs. In addition, people have died while others sail through the coronavirus not even knowing they have it.  All of this is happening at a time when we are isolated and working remotely which only intensifies feelings of survivor guilt.

You want to celebrate that you made the cut but feel guilty someone you know did not. You want to breathe a sigh of relief that your loved ones are safe although you struggle knowing others have lost family members. You may feel like you are not doing enough or giving enough. All of this can trigger sleep disturbances, loss of motivation, trouble concentrating, and feelings of being unworthy of your good fortune while others are suffering.

Learning Outcomes: (objectives)

  • Recognizing common symptoms
  • Understanding how it impacts your mental health
  • Coping skills to get unstuck


Anne Moss Rogers is the emotionally naked® public speaker, a registered suicide prevention trainer, TEDx speaker, and author of the book, Diary of a Broken Mind. Following her son Charles’s suicide on June 5, 2015, she sold her digital marketing business to pursue public speaking on topics of mental health and grief.

She has given a TEDx, Can a Blog Save Lives?, been interviewed by the New York Times, and was the first non-clinician ever invited to speak at the National Institute of Mental Health. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, she now lives in Richmond, VA with her husband, Randy. Her surviving son, Richard, works in LA as a film editor. 



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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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