They call it post-traumatic growth. I say that with a cringe. Because I didn’t accept this descriptor without denying it and pushing it away because I worried it sounded braggy.
Over the last two years, many have pointed out that I was more than a survivor at this point in my journey.
Post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a theory that explains transformation following trauma
This theory, developed in the mid-1990s by psychologists Richard Tedeschi, PhD, and Lawrence Calhoun, PhD, posits that people who endure psychological struggle following adversity can often see positive growth afterward.
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 methods or cleanup which could potentially be activating, especially for … Read more...
❤️“Anne Moss captures hearts and fills them with hope.”
As one of the top motivational mental health and suicide prevention speakers, AnneMoss comes to the subject as a mother who lost a child, Charles, to addiction and suicide. No presentation is “canned” but uniquely customized to the audience and always ends on a message of hope with moments of sadness as well as humor.
Topics include Turning Pain into Purpose, The Emotionally Naked Truth about Suicide (or student suicide), and How can we intervene … Read more...