Virtual Professional Development for Teachers on suicide prevention

Date(s) - Wed, 01/04/2023
3:00 pm-5:00 pm EST


Anne Moss Rogers will provide a virtual presentation for approximately 2 hours with Q&A. 1-3 pm MST, 3-5 pm EST

PD Program Topic: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Student Suicide: Prevention and Intervention with Anne Moss Rogers

It was a teacher who first told Anne Moss Rogers that her son, Charles, might be suffering from depression. And it was a teacher who wrote the most heartfelt note after her son died by suicide. Schools have something few other environments have and that’s opportunity for genuine human connection. This is the most valuable currency in the education system. How can we leverage those opportunities to bolster a culture of student wellness and prevent suicide?

Based on the book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, this presentation will empower educators with the skills to leverage their relationships to reduce this threat to life. Themes include hope, resilience, diversity and inclusion, mental health, coping strategies

Learning outcomes

  • The cryptic and often veiled ways students 5-14 years old cry for help
  • Which students might be at higher risk in SABE demographic
  • How to spot a student at risk and what to do
  • Age-appropriate ways to have the conversation (actual scripts) and then what to say/do (including elementary-age students)
  • Lesser-known triggers that put students at greater risk of suicide and how to manage those situations
  • Resources to support teachers in their efforts to feel empowered to have difficult conversations
  • Doable ideas for safety in an environment of the unknown
  • How to manage retaliation or overreaction from parents
  • Helping frustrated students and parents feel heard
  • Case studies of how K-12 educators have seamlessly built connection, coping skills and embedded SEL competencies into their class culture


Published by

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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