Virtual Presentation to VA Funeral Director’s Assoc: Speaking of Suicide


Tue, 04/28/2020    
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Event Type

Speaking of Suicide
How to Talk to Families Who’ve Suffered a Loss by Suicide

I am partnering with VFDA to bring this topic to deathcare professionals. As the death toll from COVID19 rises, so do suicides. The isolation from the pandemic has triggered those who are struggling.
Where: Through Zoom Webinar.



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 staff and families.

Learning Outcomes

  • Suicide myths and truths
  • Scripts on the right thing to say or not say
  • Recognizing the bereaved who are at risk of suicide and what to do
  • Preventing compassion burnout

Anne Moss Rogers is a TEDx speaker, emotionally naked storyteller, author of the book, Diary of a Broken Mind, a registered suicide prevention trainer, and grief support group facilitator.

Despite her family’s best efforts, Anne Moss’s 20-year-old son Charles died by suicide on June 5, 2015 after many years of struggle with anxiety, depression and ultimately addiction. She chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral and started a blog called EmotionallyNaked.com that has been read over a million times.

Anne Moss Rogers sold her digital marketing company in 2017 to become a national public speaker on suicide and grief. Her story has been featured in the New York Times and she was the first suicide loss survivor ever invited to speak at the National Institute of Mental Health. She was recently interviewed on Undertaking: The Podcast with Ryan Ballard and Brian Waters.

Professional Speaking Site: https://AnneMossRogers.com

Free eBook Download: https://funeraldirectors.gr8.com/



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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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