Mental health speaker for schools

For college and high school mental health and suicide prevention presentations, I start by telling the story of my youngest son, Charles, who suffered from depression, then addiction and died by suicide.

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High School and College Coping Strategies Program (pdf)– This can be virtual, or delivered in person over the course of several days. Typically, if in person, I do an evening before for parents and the next day presentations are to students. Some schools then request safeTALK training for teachers and student leaders (maximum for one 3.5 hour class is 30.)

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What to look for in a mental health speaker

Given the sensitivity around topics such as addiction, mental illness, and suicide, meeting professionals should strive to hire mental health speakers who pay attention to safe messaging. So here are some thoughts on how meeting professionals and event planners can find the right behavioral health speaker.  

Mental health speakers should avoid graphic descriptions

While you want your speaker to deliver a thoughtful and educational presentation, avoid hiring or inviting mental health speakers who go into graphic detail about suicide method or cleanup which could potentially be triggering, especially for young students and more vulnerable … Read more...

Mental health and suicide prevention speaker

Anne Moss Rogers is the Emotionally Naked® Speaker. As a mental health and suicide prevention speaker from Richmond Virginia, her goal is to help adult and student audiences foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse, and find life after loss. She is the 2019 winner of the YWCA Pat Asch Fellowship, and author of the book, Diary of a Broken Mind.

She has spoken at healthcare conferences, the National Institute of Mental Health, high schools, colleges, hospitals, jails, associations, fundraisers, women’s clubs, grief and loss events, chambers of commerce and more. … Read more...