I was honored to be one of the opening keynote suicide prevention speakers at this youth summit with Christopher Thomas Veal, in February 2021. The focus was to get together stakeholders across the USA and create a blueprint for how healthcare systems can come together to prevent youth suicide.
Chris and I represented the voices of lived experience. How did I see things from the perspective of a parent who had a child who struggled and died by suicide? How did Chris see things from the perspective of someone who struggled?
The following presentations and small workgroups were very … Read more...
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
This is a podcast with Christopher R. Jones from The Authentic Leader Show. When I decided to be a mental health speaker and suicide prevention speaker, it wasn’t easy. Those are topics no one wants to talk about. The world is thawing a bit on the subject of late given the rise in mental illness and suicides. I am sorry it took that to get people to listen. But at least they are.
❤️“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...