VIRTUAL: Indiana Funeral Directors Association

Date(s) - Thu, 08/06/2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm EDT


This virtual presentation is for members of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association. It will be presented on the GoToMeeting Webinar platform. It is open to funeral directors who are members and nonmembers.


Speaking of Suicide: What to say to families who’ve suffered a loss by suicide


A loss by suicide is like no other, and the grief can be especially traumatic. Given that many of these families feel intense shame and the uncomfortable nature of suicide, directors are often unsure of the right thing to do or say. This workshop offers guidance on supporting families who have suffered a loss by suicide and includes downloads and handouts for your association members.

Learning Outcomes

  • What to say or not say
  • How to support families who’ve suffered loss by suicide
  • Spotting the bereaved who are at risk of suicide
  • Making sure the staff gets support
  • Understanding the mental health strain of COVID and its connection to suicide

Attendees can ask Anne Moss any question in a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment.

The Emotionally Naked Funeral Director

Leave behinds:

  • My eBook- The Emotionally Naked Funeral Director: What to Say to People Who’ve Lost Someone to Suicide (
  • This 19-page guide has scripts, and resources
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Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked TEDx 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 substance use disorder 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, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, 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. Professional Speaker Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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