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...

Nobody wants me

I am in a rejection business on two sides. On the one hand I have been trying to secure some paid speaking engagements. And the other is trying to get a book published.

From the speaking angle, I’m often “not right for their event,” “time isn’t good,” “not a good fit,” and “I think it’s fine to talk about all this. Just not around my audience,” and my favorite, “can you make your story more positive?” If I played some of these scenes back on video, they’d see it in themselves. They would cringe and say, “What was I thinking?” … Read more...

Can you make your suicide story positive?

And yes I get this question a lot. And no, I can’t. I won’t.

I won’t sugar coat my story. I won’t lie for the sake of saving you tears. I won’t avoid the subject of my son and his suicide.8615555b339ed34ce94880229f47873d

Most importantly, I won’t leave you without hope.

Many times when he struggled and we struggled, I felt my hope waver. We were desperately in debt and resources for help were slim. But I clung to hope with all my might–never letting that pilot light to go out.

While my son died by suicide, I still have hope. Hope … Read more...