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

Date(s) - Wed, 04/29/2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm MDT


For LeadershipUSA members only.

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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Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my youngest son, Charles to substance use disorder and suicide June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, 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. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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