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Virtual Event: Turning Pain into Purpose for the Newfield Network Summer Summit

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Date(s) - Mon, 08/23/2021
6:30 pm-7:45 pm EDT

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Recreating the World: Resilience & Reimagining, Newfield Network’s 5th Virtual Summer Summit 

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My Topic: Turning Pain into Purpose

Subtitle: Stories of inspiration and hope + Coping Strategies Workshop

Description: TEDx and motivational storyteller, Anne Moss Rogers, has built a following on the tabooist of subjects–suicide, and the mental illness and addiction that often trigger it. Anne Moss’ 20-year-old son, Charles, died by suicide June 5, 2015, after struggling with anxiety, depression, and ultimately a heroin addiction. This is her family’s story of trying to find help for her son’s mental illness and substance misuse with few resources and little support. Her story is about Charles and the creative genius he was and how she manages to find hope and joy in her son’s memory. This includes inspiring stories from those who have found her blog, Emotionally Naked, a website that has reached millions. Charles’ death did not mark the end of her journey but the beginning of a new one that includes promoting her son’s legacy of letting others know they matter.

Takeaways:

  • An unorthodox way of reaching out to others online that has surprising results
  • How we can recognize and intervene online when people have lost hope
  • How misconceptions others have about addiction, mental illness, and grief serve as roadblocks to recovery
  • How one person turned grief into action to find a path to healing
  • Coping strategies to help people manage adversity

 


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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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