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Virtual: Scott County DSS, Gate City, Virginia

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Date(s) - Tue, 04/05/2022
10:00 am-11:30 am EDT

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Audience: DSS employees (foster care staff and in-home services workers), foster parents, and community providers and partners

Topic: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Youth Suicide: The intersection of suicide and substance misuse in youth – 90 minutes with Q&A

After trying to find help for her once joyful son and rap artist, including wilderness therapy and therapeutic boarding school, Anne Moss Rogers’ son, Charles met heroin, a love affair that ended with his suicide in June 2015.

Based on the book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, this presentation will lead a conversation around substance misuse, mental health, and focus on reducing suicide as a threat to life. Attendees will learn the cryptic and often veiled ways youth cry for help, how to respond and what to do as well as signs of specific types of substance misuse and resources for parents and guardians. Caregivers will have insight into the warning signs and when young people are most at risk.

Learning outcomes:

  • Real-life signs of suicide in youth and what to say/do
  • Different kinds of substance misuse– signs, symptoms, resources
  • What’s normal teen angst and what is a warning sign
  • Lesser-known transitions when adolescents are more at risk

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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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