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college speaker on suicide

VIRTUAL SPEAKING: Glendale Community College

DATE/TIME
Date(s) - Tue, 09/22/2020
3:30 pm-4:30 pm EDT

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Topic: The Emotionally Naked Truth About Student Suicide

How does the funniest, most popular kid in school end up depressed, addicted to heroin, and deceased by suicide at age 20? And how can we make small culture shifts in schools to prevent the number two cause of death for 10-24 years olds in the Americas? Schools have something few other environments have and that’s an opportunity for genuine human connection which has gotten lost in the digital age. This is the most valuable currency in the education system. How can we leverage those opportunities for the emotional benefit of students?

Learning outcomes:

  • Signs of suicide and depression in young adults including social media posts
  • Small shifts that create an environment of student wellness
  • How to seamlessly build connection and coping skills into a school culture
  • Recognizing transitions that put people at risk
  • How students can support one another
  • Identifying healthy and unhealthy coping skills

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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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