Anne Moss bio

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Anne Moss Rogers is an emotionally naked® public speaker, TEDx storyteller, certified suicide prevention trainer, NAMI Virginia board member, and the award-winning author of Diary of a Broken Mind. After her 20-year-old son, Charles died by suicide on June 5, 2015, Anne Moss chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral, and her blog, Emotionally Naked, has reached millions.  Her second book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, with co-writer Dr. Kimberly O’Brien was published August 24, 2021, through Wiley Publishing.

She has been featured in the New York Times and was the first non-clinician ever invited to speak to at the National Institute of Mental Health on suicide. A UNC-Chapel Hill alumna, Anne Moss currently lives in Richmond, VA with her husband. Her surviving son, Richard, is a filmmaker in LA.

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Current Certifications and Training

  • Registered safeTALK trainer for LivingWorks- #n42749 (certified prevention trainer)
  • ASIST Trained–Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2-day interactive workshop
  • ASK Workshop Trained: Training focused on identifying, assessing, and helping 5-12 -year-olds at risk for suicide find hope for life
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid
  • Preventure: Personality-targeted life skills training that has been shown to reduce youth substance misuse
  • Brain Gym Neurocognitive Training for Addiction: with Hamed Ekhtiari, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Bereavement Support Group Facilitator training (Co-facilitator of suicide loss group)
  • DBT Steps-A in Schools- SEL curriculum based on DBT and mindfulness
  • SOP Peer Trained –Survivor Outreach Program through American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
  • REVIVE! Training– Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education training
  • Trauma-Informed Care Basics
  • Anne Moss follows safe messaging and reporting guidelines on suicide

Group & Board Memberships:

  • Chesterfield County Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Department of Justice Addiction Task Force
  • TICN: Trauma-Informed Care Network (ACEs)-Schools Committee
  • NAMI Virginia board member (mental health)
  • 2 End the Stigma board member (addiction)
  • Past President and Executive Director, Beacon Tree Foundation (youth mental health nonprofit
  • Co-facilitator RVA Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
  • Volunteer at the Virginia chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention for Suicide Outreach Program
  • NSA USA and Virginia Chapter – Certified National Speakers Association
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