First live event since February was very special.

The Speak Up Reach Out (SURO) event in Edward, Colorado was the first live event I’ve done since February. COVID-19 shut down most live events. However, they did this one outside within guidelines as people sat on lawn chairs spaced apart. Although it doesn’t appear to be so, attendance was great with some 80 people attending this outdoor walk event.

Earlier that week, air quality was unbreathable due to fires. Then it snowed and was stormy. But Saturday, September 12, 2020 in Edward, Colorado? It was gorgeous.

The SURO organization is really amazing and I love how they work together … Read more...

Let’s talk about death, grief, and suicide

It’s never the “right time.” So we need to talk about it all the time.

There are a lot of events happening soon. So I’m going to post the ones coming up fast. The calendar links will add it to your calendar together with a registration link so you won’t forget to sign up. Join me for one or all of these. And please share.

VIRTUAL: Reimagine- Life, Loss, & Love: The Emotionally Naked Truth about Suicide

DATE/TIME
Date(s) – Fri, 08/28/2020
2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT

Add to Calendar 08/28/2020 02:00 PM 08/28/2020 03:00 PM America/New_York Reimagine: Life, Loss, &
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Sharing a bit of news

Woohoo! I qualified to be a National Speaker’s Association Professional Member. At the moment, I have more virtual events than ones on stages but it’s taken a year to qualify and I turned in all my paperwork and now it’s official.

I hope you are OK with my sharing my braggy news. And if you know of someone looking for a speaker on topics about mental health, grief, suicide prevention, or addiction see my professional speaking page.

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Three weeks in review

This isn’t all of it but it’s most of it. And here I thought February would be a slow month.

Speaking & Book Signing Event at Richmond Wellness Center. Diary of a Broken Mind

Newspaper article about Recovery School

Panel interview on publishing for NSA

Boomer Radio interview

Legislature for HB 928 Recovery School. Looking good for this bill so far.

Emotionally Naked Wedding

A Night For Scott Fundraiser for Recovery Scholarships

Legislature for HB 1063- Abolishing Suicide as a crime. Didn’t pass.

Speaking at school nurse’s conference at VCU

Panel at Jewish Community Center for Screeing of Kevin Hines … Read more...

Video: Thank you Teri, Nora & Andrew

Teri Rafferty, Nora & Andrew Crouch bought books for the SUD support group at REAL LIFE. None of these participants are in a place in their recovery to afford a book but they wanted one. And it looks like we didn’t do landscape and get every one in the picture. But we tried! It was a great group and I appreciated how everyone participated.

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Do you want me to speak at your high school on suicide prevention and SUD?

testimonial about a high school mental health speaker
15 year old student, Cosby High School

I have a list of high schools, however, you might want to request that I speak to a high school near you. If so, please list the name of the school and add other information about that school on the Google form below. That form will populate a spreadsheet from which I will work those contacts.

I will be sending an actual paper letter in an envelope to the principals of these high schools and follow up with phone call and an email.

At this time, I am focusing on high schools and … 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...

As a speaker, I want to make more so I can give more

It’s funny how my script was flipped after my son’s addiction and death by suicide. My definition of what success is was no longer defined in currency.

Now I don’t want you to think I’m willing to live in a cardboard box so I can support more nonprofit work. I’m not that altruistic. I just want to make a living and make enough so that I can enjoy my family and give back in both philanthropic and an emotionally naked way.

My purpose is to prevent suicide and wash away the stigma by educating people on what suicide is, what … Read more...

Enjoyed speaking at FAB Women and Hanover Cares

I so enjoyed my time this week speaking to various groups on suicide prevention. The conversation after really opened up with the FABWOMEN and Shanna, the group founder was an awesome closer.

I’m focusing on colleges and the education market but that has a limited season, so if you know of a potential paid speaking engagement, do mention my name. Even a conference breakout session where I wouldn’t necessarily get paid but I’d make good connections and could book other engagements off that gig. I am thinking my Coping Strategies for Grief & Loss workshop would be good for corporations. … Read more...